Events Across Canada National Finals in Ottawa
Regional Events are Hiring Events
Next event: November 20/27, 2021
Halifax, Montréal, Ottawa, Toronto, Calgary, Vancouver
Our annual CyberSci Regional Challenges are a day of hacking in the morning, interviews in the afternoon, and job offers by supper. (That’s for summer, co-op, intern jobs. Offers for full-time posts usually follow within a few days.)
Canadian universities and colleges can send up to two teams of four students to the designated venue in their region.
These student teams will be presented with a realistic corporate network that will force them to think like an attacker to penetrate the defences and expose the vulnerabilities.
Employers are embedded with the students all day – not just watching from the sidelines.
Once the main challenge is over and winners are acknowledged, the top three teams are granted interviews with the local employers. Other stand-out students from the morning activities are invited as well.
After the whole day together, employers are almost always ready to make verbal offers on the spot. For some full-time jobs there is an invitation to a second interview later in the week.
As of November 2021 we are returning to LIVE events, and will strictly adhere to all student health protocols.
Schools from Six Regions
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.
National Events are Prestige Events
Next event: June, 2022 – Ottawa
Leading cyber employers across Canada choose to sponsor the CyberSci finals to gain national exposure for their brand, and to get their name known amongst these future cyber leaders.
Their are interview rooms available for career discussions but due to the timing of this summer event the national finals are not a true hiring event.
Thank you! to all the finalists who participated in the CyberSci Canadian national championships on the July 17/18, 2021 weekend!
Winners endured hard work and plenty of practice, then had to win regional qualifiers in January, and these nationals in July. They are now poised to become Canada’s future cyber leaders.
Congratulations! to the top 3 teams from this year’s Cyber*Sci national finals.
Members of the top three teams are now eligible to represent Canada at the European and International Cyber Challenges in September and December 2021. We know they will make us proud!
International Events Against World’s Best
The 2021 European Cyber Security Challenge (ECSC) will welcome our Canadian team from September 28 – October 1, in Prague Czech Republic.
Nine of our winners from the CyberSci Canadian nationals will be fighting to show they can compete with the top teams from 21 European countries.
The 2021 International Cybersecurity Challenge (ICC) will welcome our Canadian team from December 7-10, in Athens, Greece.
Up to 15 of our winners from the CyberSci Canadian national finals will move on to compete against the best in the world, including teams from North and South America, Africa, Europe, Asia and Oceania.