CANADA’S CYBER SECURITY CHALLENGE
Compete as a Student
Lead as a Sponsor
Hire as an Employer
Cyber∗Sci has been building Canada’s cyber workforce through student competitions, employer recruitment, and sponsor leadership.
Providing hands-on education and work experience for post-secondary students looking to travel, build their networks, and secure gainful employment.
Screening, empowering and delivering top cyber talent to Canadian employers.
Building community relations in localities from coast to coast Increasing recognition of sponsors as leaders in the cyber space.
Improving and promoting the skills of the cyber workforce to meet the growing industry demand in Canada.
Five Years of Sponsorship
Schools from Six Regions
Regional –> National –> International Travel
Regional winners travel to Ottawa for nationals. Top national teams represent Canada internationally.
(Prague and/or Athens 2021, Covid dependent.)
16 Cyber∗Sci Events since 2016
On March 13, 2020 the teams from Dalhousie and NSCC at our final pre-Covid event. Six other teams from Nova Scotia and New Brunnswick had to cancel the night before.
The competitors had to lean-in to the fierce competition. Et nous avons fait le concours entièrement en français.
The CyberSci mascots look on beside the trophy. We’ve held CyberSci every year at Carleton since 2016.
Partial shot of the lab where CyberSci has been running since 2017. Many more teams in the area are anxious to compete – we need to take over more rooms.
March 2020. Cancelled. The Covid lockdown began just five days before the Calgary event. On a positive note, the airport security lineup (Halifax to Calgary) was short.
In 2019 the event was at the new Surrey BC city hall. Teams came from all over Vancouver area, as well as Victoria.
Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson
Mayor Watson has been serving as the Cyber∗Sci Ottawa Honorary Patron since 2016. Here he is handing out the trophy to the Carleton/Algonquin BIT team. As usual.
Cyber Journalist Brian Krebs
Brian dropped by the competition at BC Aware Day 2020, and hung out with the students for a couple of hours. Tom snuck in for the photo op.