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The INNAUGURAL US Women's Cyber Team members will be announced no later than July 31st.

If you missed the Season IV, US Cyber Open Kick-Off Celebration,
we've got you covered!

Check out some of the highlight videos below, and follow the link to full-length recordings on YouTube!
Opening Keynote
Toni Benson, Branch Chief for Academic Engagement Research (CISA)
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Accessibility in Cybersecurity
Emily Kiehl & Justin Merhoff
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Critical Cyber Incident Handling
Steve Armstrong-Godwin (SANS)
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CyberChef 101
Marcelle Lee, Principal InfoSec Engineer (Equinix)
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Athletics, Cyber Comptitions & eSports
Dr. Josh Brunty, Tomas Maldonado, Patrick Crossan
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Closing Keynote
Blair Heiserman, CISO (NIST)
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TRAIN. COMPETE. WIN.

The mission of the US Cyber Games® is to bring talented cybersecurity athletes, coaches, and industry leaders together to build an elite US Cyber Team for global cybersecurity competition.
 
Games, Esports, and Online Tournaments are the next evolution in preparing tomorrow's workforce.
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Cyber Games are a fundamental element to developing the next generation of a diverse and well-qualified community of cybersecurity talent.

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Games not only help build a better workforce, they keep the current workforce sharp and maintain a thriving community of cyber professionals prepared for what the future might hold in cyber attacks and possible disruptive innovations.

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THE POWER OF GAMES
IN CYBERSECURITY

While education, certification, and apprenticeship are important training instruments, games provide a safe and legal place to practice offensive and defensive techniques in a real-world environment with others.

Redefine Paradigms

Cybersecurity games help a growing number of individuals realize that cybersecurity goes beyond initial thoughts of IT security controls by delving deeper into motives, tactics, techniques, and multi-pivot strategies. It helps us see that cybersecurity is about motives not just controls.

Drive More Diversity

Games remove the stigma of stereotypes associated with cybersecurity and open a path for players from all kinds of backgrounds, nationalities, education levels, and age groups to learn and grow. This infusion of diverse skills and mindware will contribute to up-leveling our cybersecurity workforce.

Go Beyond Technical

Games adjust to all skill levels and types. While red versus blue remains a favorite format, today's games can also be focused on policy, forensic puzzles, clue-based escape rooms, and jeopardy questions. This variety trains the workforce for defense in depth and breadth to enable comprehensive risk strategies.

Increase the Talent Pool

Today's games can be played across a wide variety of digital platforms with some games only requiring a cell phone to participate. This ubiquitous access enables an extended population of individuals from all age groups, economic backgrounds, and skill levels to learn, compete, and grow.

Immersive Training Experience

Today's cyber strategies are about more than just finding needles in haystacks, they are about visibility into and across the surface of the haystack. Unlike traditional classroom teachings and labs, games can provide more real-life, immersive experiences that help athletes experience indicators and threats, and respond through hands-on application of tools, techniques and mitigations.

Safe Places to Attack & Defend

Ever wonder why, after spending millions of dollars trying to address the cyber workforce gap, it remains years later? Security professionals lack the ability to test and stretch their skills and learn a new environment with different defenses and threats. Games offer safe and legal environments to experiment, train and learn amongst peers and mentors.

Teamwork, Sportsmanship, and Strategy

While Hollywood likes to emphasize the lone hacker taking over the world, the reality is that cyber attack and defense are team activities. Both benefit from the power of a community-based team effort by choosing to share, contribute, and collaborate to achieve a goal or just learn something new.

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Why Sponsor the
US Cyber Games?

We’re seeking organizations that share in our overall mission to bring talented cybersecurity athletes, coaches, and industry leaders together to build an elite US Cyber Team for global cybersecurity competition.

Industry Commitment

Show your organization's commitment to building a better and more diverse cybersecurity workforce across the world.

Branding & Visibility

Increase your organization's visibility as a cybersecurity workforce champion.

Recognition & Amplification

Receive recognition for your support of the US Cyber Games and US Cyber Team, and amplify your organization's message to the cyber community.

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Did You Know?

In their Workforce Framework for Cybersecurity, NICE recognizes that those performing cybersecurity work—including students, job seekers, and early professionals—"are lifelong learners throughout their efforts to emphasize and address cybersecurity implications across many domains.” (NICE Framework)

The US Cyber Games is designed to apply the NICE Framework from the start to identify, assess, select, and form the US Cyber Team.

Thank You to All of Our
Sponsors & Partners

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