Cyber Quests 2018 US Cyber Challenge - CIS, DHS

U.S. Cyber Challenge (USCC) is a program supported by the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate through a contract with the Center for Internet Security, a 501(c)3 organization, and has the mission to significantly reduce the shortage in the cyber workforce by serving as the premier program to identify, attract, recruit and place the next generation of cybersecurity professionals. USCC’s goal is to find 10,000 of America’s best and brightest to fill the ranks of cybersecurity professionals where their skills can be of the greatest value to the nation.

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Cyber Quests are a series of fun but challenging on-line competitions allowing participants to demonstrate their knowledge in a variety of information security realms. Each quest features an artifact for analysis, along with a series of quiz questions. Some quests focus on a potentially vulnerable sample web server as the artifact, challenging participants to identify its flaws using vulnerability analysis skills. Other quests are focused around forensic analysis, packet capture analysis, and more. The quests have varying levels of difficulty and complexity, with some quests geared toward beginners, while others include more intermediate and ultimately advanced material.

Are you ready for the challenge? Take the Cyber Quest challenge to compete for an invitation to one of the 2018 USCC Cyber Camps, which are scheduled throughout the summer around the country. Please visit the U.S. Cyber Challenge Website for details and locations. Additional awards, prizes and scholarships may become available. While all are welcome to participate in the competition, camp invitations, awards, prizes and scholarships are available to U.S. residents only at this time.

Important Dates

  • Tue. Mar. 27, 2018 7:00am EDT - Registration opens
  • Tue. Apr. 10, 2018 7:00am EDT - Quiz opens
  • Mon. Apr. 30, 2018 11:59pm EDT - Registration closes
  • Tue. May 1, 2018 11:59pm EDT - Quiz closes

Contact

Karen Evans - kevans@uscyberchallenge.org