View California High School Students to Compete in Statewide Cybersecurity Challenge

SAN LUIS OBISPO — As part of California’s continued leadership in strengthening career pathways for cybersecurity, the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) and Cal Poly have announced the 2018 California Cyber Innovation Challenge, set for June 22-25. Twenty teams of high school students will compete at the California Cyber Training Complex (CCTC) in San Luis Obispo, California, on June 23-25, following a cybersecurity workforce development summit Friday, June 22.

The 2018 event will include a digital forensics challenge and other challenges with an overall focus on highlighting the importance of cybersecurity in healthcare. In addition, the Cyber Innovation Challenge will feature a new dual-division structure comprised of veteran and newcomer teams. GO-Biz, in partnership with Cal Poly, will lead a half-day summit on workforce development and career pathway issues and opportunities around cybersecurity Friday, June 22, in San Luis Obispo. Agenda details on the summit are forthcoming.

To attend the free California Cyber Innovation Challenge, please register at http://bit.ly/2oMrIUc. High schools interested in joining the competition and sponsors seeking to support the competition can email Jesse Torres at Jesse.Torres@gov.ca.gov to learn more.