2020 USCC Western Regional Cyber Camp

The 2020 US Cyber Challenge (USCC) Western Regional Cyber Camp will be taking place July 6th – July 10th this year at Moraine Valley Community College, Palos Hills, IL. This competition is a collaborative effort with USCC and the Center for Systems Security and Information Assurance (CSSIA). The competition will provide a pathway for students, veterans and other jobseekers to develop their skills and talent to fill mission critical jobs in cybersecurity. This effort also addresses key national security issues by offering participants opportunities for testing, training and learning, at no cost, which will prepare them for important jobs in the cybersecurity workforce. The camp focuses on topics such as intrusion detection, penetration, and forensics. SANS Institute will teach all the workshops. SANS Institute is the largest source for information security training and certification in the world.

Attendance to all USCC’s summer Cyber Camps are by invitation only. Participants will be invited to attend if they met sufficient expectations on the qualifying Cyber Quests online competition that took place during the spring.

“We have a significant deficit of well-qualified cybersecurity professionals in our workforce. Since their inception, our Cyber Camps have proven to be an effective avenue by which skilled talent can develop their abilities even further by our extraordinary team of instructors and be recruited by public and private organizations that attend the job fair.”

USCC is on a 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.

Eligibility & Qualification: Prospective participants must compete in the qualifying Cyber Quests online competition in April to earn a spot at a summer USCC Summer Camp. Camp participation is only offered to United States citizens. Camp spaces are limited, competitive and by invitation only, so sign up for the Cyber Quests competition to test your cyber skills and advance your journey toward becoming a “Cyber Security Defender!”

About U.S. Cyber Challenge

U.S. Cyber Challenge (USCC) is a program of 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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2020 USCC Western Regional Cyber Camp Details

July 6th – July 10th, 2020

Moraine Valley Community College
T Building
9000 W. College Pkwy
Palos Hills, IL 60465

PLEASE NOTE: Campers are required to bring their own computers.

For more information about the Illinois Cyber Camp, please contact Michael Gonzalez at gonzalezm272@morainevalley.edu or 708-608-4241.

2020 Cyber Quests Competition Details:

URL: http://uscc.cyberquests.org/ 

  • Registration Opens: March 6, 2020
  • Quiz Opens: March 20, 2020
  • Registration & Quiz Closes: April 20, 2020