For the fifth year in a row we will hold the Central Illinois High School Cyber Defense Competition at Illinois State University. Last year a team from Normal Community High School won the competition by being best able to defend their computers from attack.
With the support of the College of Applied Science and Technology, we will hold the second Central Illinois Cyber Defense Competition on Friday, April 8, 2016 at Illinois State University in Normal, IL.
We welcome any interested participants. Please send this call to any schools, clubs, or individuals you believe will be interested.
To sign up fill out the quick form here. This sign up is to express your interest in participation. A later form will finalize your team's participation.
The competition difficulty will be appropriate for high school students who have only little experience with computer and network configuration. The following skills are helpful, but not necessary to participate:
It is not necessary to change curricula. Students can prepare on their own, and the competition will provide some materials.
One of the main reasons is the fun you will have. Our students at ISU have been involved in a similar competition for five years. Every year the students remark how fun the competition is and how much they learned. Additionally, students have used the competition as a means to build their resume. Companies are very interested in those who participate in the competition.
The competition is a great way to motivate students to learn and to give them the opportunity to apply their classroom knowledge in a fun environment. Additionally, during the competition we will offer a short course on online privacy for advisors that will count for continuing education credits.
If your school, a class, or a club is interested in participating fill out the quick form here. This sign up is to express your interest in participation. A later form will finalize your team's participation.
We are also looking for others who might want to participate. If you think another teacher or a student club leader in your school would be interested, please forward this email to them or reply to it and let us know.
The Central Illinois High School Cyber Defense Competition