Competitions are an important way for students to gain hands-on cybersecurity experience as well as build essential leadership and teamwork skills.
National Cyber League Cybersecurity Competition
The National Cyber League provides an ongoing virtual training ground for students to develop and validate cybersecurity skills and is designed using content that draws on individual/team games, professional certification, and job roles. More information about the National Cyber League can be found at their website.
Symantec Cyber Readiness Challenge
Under the guidance of Excelsior Professor Velislov Pavlov, Excelsior College students participated in a number of cyber competitions during 2013. At the Symantec Cyber Readiness Challenge Summer 2013, Excelsior students placed in the top 10% among thousands of participants. Read about the Symantec Cyber Readiness Challenge.