A NEW APPROACH TO INSPIRE A NEW GENERATION

Welcome to the home of the National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity (NCAE-C) national competition! NCAE Cyber Games is dedicated to inspiring a new generation of cybersecurity professionals to help address the complex challenges facing our nation. Cyber competitions are a valuable addition to any student’s resume, but they can also be intimidating to first-timers and feel unwelcoming if you aren’t already part of the scene. NCAE Cyber Games is creating a new style of cybersecurity competition, one for students who have never competed before. New competitors can learn about cyber competitions in an environment focused on teamwork, building confidence, and growing your skills! If you’ve ever wondered how hackathons and cyber competitions work and wanted to try it out for yourself, you’re in the right place!

PROGRAM TIMELINE

REGIONAL QUALIFIERS

October–November 2021

Regional qualifying competitions will be held Saturdays during the 2021 fall semester, alongside training, sandbox exercises, and other educational events. Events will be scheduled based on regional interest.

REGIONAL COMPETITIONS

February–April 2022

Regional qualifying competitions will be held Saturdays during the 2022 spring semester. Events will be scheduled based on regional interest.

NATIONAL FINALS

April 2022

The national competition finals are being planned for April 2022.

BUILDING A COLLABORATIVE CHALLENGE FOR ALL

The CAE-C national competition will incorporate best-of features and challenges shared from across the CAE national network of 300+ member institutions to create a library of challenges focused on formative student experiences.

EXPANDING CAPACITY ACROSS THE COUNTRY

To address our nation’s critical need for cybersecurity professionals, we must increase educational capacity while engaging students from historically underrepresented groups or who may not realize that there is a role for them in the cybersecurity industry. NCAE-C Cyber Games aims to increase the number of faculty and students participating in the cybersecurity community by looking beyond the traditional technical disciplines and providing the resources needed to initiate and provide a positive experience for newcomers to the field.

NCAE Cyber Games will offer

Training and guidance NCAE-C faculty to expand access for future students

Resources and activities to help new competitors build skills and prepare to compete in other national competitions