What Are the US Cyber Games®?
The US Cyber Games was founded by Katzcy®, in cooperation with the NICE program at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The Season I program ran from April to October 2021 and consisted of the US Cyber Open™, the US Cyber Combine™ Invitational, and the selection of the first-ever US Cyber Team® to represent the United States at the International Cybersecurity Challenge (ICC) that took place in Athens, Greece June 14-17, 2022.
The US Cyber Games will inspire the next generation to achieve higher levels of competencies in cybersecurity.
Scout Top Cyber Talent
Initiate a nationwide talent search for athletes with the best cyber skills aged 18 to 24.
Define a Cyber Athlete
Define what a cyber athlete is, what skills and competencies they need, and how to score them.
Draft a Winning Team
Draft and coach a team of elite, high-aptitude, cybersecurity athletes for global competitions.
Collaborate globally on cybersecurity games and talent development.
About the Founding Organizations
PlayCyber® powered by Katzcy
Our mission is to bring together and inspire the very best cybersecurity athletes and build a stronger and more diverse community by delivering the world’s most exciting cyber games for players, fans, and sponsors.
PlayCyber, powered by Katzcy, delivers epic Cyber Games and Esports such as Cyber Carnival Games, Cyber Games Summit, Uniting Women in Cyber 2019, Cyber KnockOut @RSAC2021, and the Wicked6 Annual Fundraising Tournament.
THE NICE PROGRAM AT THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF STANDARDS AND TECHNOLOGY (NIST)
NICE focuses on efforts to close the hiring gap in the cybersecurity workforce. We are led by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in the U.S. Department of Commerce, and are a partnership between government, academia, and the private sector focused on cybersecurity education, training, and workforce development.
There are many ways to get involved. You can attend our events – the NICE Conference & Expo is held annually, typically in early June, and the NICE K12 Cybersecurity Education Conference is held annually in early December. The NICE Program Office also hosts free webinars as well as monthly working group meetings. Visit our about page for more information.
This project is supported by NICE, a program of the National Institute of Standards and Technology in the U.S. Department of Commerce, under financial assistance award #70NANB22H102.