In January, 2019 Surrey area college and university undergraduate students competed in a realistic cyber breach simulation with hands-on participation and analysis.
Congratulations to the 2018/19 winners!
1st Place: “3 Deadly Sins” from Simon Fraser University2nd Place: “Team Apathy” from University of the Fraser Valley3rd Place *Tied*: “KPU Ben” from Kwantlen Polytechnic University “Island Hacking” from University of Victoria “Cat Fight” from Simon Fraser University
And a shout-out to all the teams who made the event such a success: KPU, SFU, UBC, UFV, and UVic.
Prizes: Eleven students got to participate in interviews for potential IT Security positions that afternoon, and more in the coming week few weeks, Thanks to this year’s sponsors: City of Surrey, Cisco, and Coast Capital!
Objectives of the event:
– Jobs for students
– Great candidates for employers
– Community recognition for sponsors
– Improving skills of the cyber workforce in Surrey
When and Where:
Next event – Jan 2020
Time and Place: TBA
Format: Students will 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 do on-site interviews with the sponsoring companies.
Prizes: Winning students will receive prizes up to, we expect, a fully-paid intern position in a local company doing serious IT Security work. The posting will be full-time, fully-paid for 4 to 8 months.
Sponsors: Huge thanks to the City of Surrey for inspiring, funding, and hosting this event – as well as hiring one of the winning students. They are our Platinum Sponsor!
And thanks to Coast Capital, a Gold sponsor who will also be funding, and hiring a student from the winning teams. Scalar is a Gold Sponsor as well, and may be hiring.
And our Silver sponsor Cisco has generously donated, and will be hiring a student as well:
And these sponsors are furnishing time and prizes to help to run the event: