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Next event:  January 2021

For info on the CyberSCi regional events happening across Canada in January 2021 wee our page for CyberSCI Regionals.

Previous event:  January 2021

Ottawa area college and university undergrad students competed in the latest version of a realistic cyber breach simulation – hands-on participation and analysis – and ten students won IT Security job offers with local employers.


2020 edition of CyberSCI Ottawa
Ottawa Mayor’s Cyber Challenge Cup

The top three teams were:

In first place, The Hacky Sacks from the Bachelor of Information Technology Program, a collaboration between Carleton University and Algonquin College – Kristopher Lloyd, Shane Shuster, Maria Conway, and Ethan Sandwell.

In second place, the Boys, from College La Cite – Samuel Faucher, Jeremie Lafleur, Tristan Couture-Kenny, and Stephane Casault.

In third place, Team Taylor Swift, also from the Bachelor of Information  Technology program – Eric Warren and Kian Jones.

And big thanks to all the teams who participated!

To all our sponsors: Bank of Canada, Bell, BriteSky, CGI, and Rigel Kent, we couldn’t have done it without you. 

And a huge thanks to all the volunteers on the big day: Dan Craigen and Sonia Chiasson (Carleton), Rob Brandon (Algonquin), Doyin Awofodu, Rana Khalil, Kamran Bilgrami, David Van Gool, Michael Lutaaya (with students Valeria, Alexandria, and Maria) and Matt Smith  

Loads more photos here:

Objectives of the event:
– Jobs for students
– Great candidates for employers
– Community recognition for sponsors
– Improving skills of the cyber workforce in Ottawa

When and Where:
January 11, 2020… event is over.  See you next year!

Carleton University – St. Patricks Bldg, Room 303

Format:  Students compete in teams to recon a vulnerable computer network, break through the cyber defenses, take control of the systems, and advise the company on how to defend against cyber attacks.  Finalists will then do on-site interviews with the the sponsoring companies.

Prizes:  Top students will be offered fully-paid Intern positions with local employers to do serious IT Security work.  Most postings will be 4 to 8 months.  Some will lead to full-time jobs.

The following companies have each committed to making job offers at the event.  Huge thanks to these industry leaders!

  logo-bankofcanada Rigel Kent Security 

Sponsors who help run the event, contribute prizes, and build the community!

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