Season II Timeline
US Cyber Team Competes at the International Cybersecurity Championship and Conference (IC3)
July 31–August 4, 2023 | San Diego, CA, USA
Members of the US Cyber Team will compete against 150 cyber athletes, ages 17–25, from 64 global countries during the 2023 International Cybersecurity Challenge (ICC) taking place at IC3. Athletes will battle it out in challenges that will test their skills in web application and system exploitation, cryptography, reverse engineering, hardware challenges, and attack & defense. The cybersecurity championship tournament is an annual challenge that moves from country to country each year and is organized by the ENISA International Cybersecurity Challenge Program (ICC).
US Cyber Team Draft - Season II
October 17, 2022
Following the US Cyber Combine™, the coaches met to select which top cyber athletes to be invited to join the Season II, US Cyber Team.
Athletes were evaluated based on their applications, aptitude, interview, effort, attitude, and skill. The final US Cyber Team is purposely diverse bringing different backgrounds and skills to play key roles on the team.
Top 120 Invited to US Cyber Combine
August 5–September 5, 2022
This Combine Invitational is similar to a sports Combine in which the athletes will undergo a cyber aptitude evaluation, interview with multiple coaches, train weekly in cybersecurity skills via games, and compete in an advanced CTF to build their portfolio for the US Cyber Team Draft. At this level of competition, we’re separating the GOAT (greatest of all time) from the good. We’ll put athletes through the same tests and trials top companies and the government use in their hiring process.
This Combine is designed to test you, but also to provide the top athletes a unique experience to hear from leading experts in their field. The selected coaching staff will use this time to get to know each athlete to understand their skills and competencies.
Each week, the coaches will provide virtual instruction and challenges to help strengthen your skills. We expect athletes to contribute 4-8 hours of practice each week. In return, we are seeking training partners to provide benefits such as vouchers for certifications along the way.
Additionally, athletes that perform well during the combine will have the opportunity to accumulate digital badges for performance and skills.
INVITATIONS will be sent at the end of July via email.
US Cyber Open™ - A Free Capture the Flag Challenge
July 8–July 17, 2022
This FREE competition is open to everyone and every skill level is welcome! You don't need a team to play.
It also offers US candidates no older than 25 years of age on August 31, 2023, the opportunity for the chance to be invited to the Season II US Cyber Combine Invitational held August 5, 2022, until September 5, 2022. A special Kick-Off event will be held virtually on August 4, 2022.
Cybersecurity skills are in demand in the workplace, so if you’re interested in seeing how well you’re prepared to join one of the hottest areas, then apply to participate in the US Cyber Open. You’ll definitely walk away with a better understanding of how your cybersecurity skills match up. You may even win the chance to go to the US Cyber Combine or become a member of the US Cyber Team to compete at the International Cybersecurity Challenge.
All you need to do is submit your application to play and get ready to compete!
US CYBER OPEN CTF Registration and COMBINE Applications CLOSED: July 7, 2022.
The goal of the US Cyber Open is to attract all levels of athletes so that coaches can easily scout top talent and invite them to the Combine where they will participate in an immersive, game-driven experience and meet fellow cyber athletes.
All athletes completing the CTF challenge will receive a digital badge that can be used on social profiles and resumes.
Top scorers will win prizes such as a $350 gift certificate to Hacker Warehouse, a cool HyperX Gaming Chair, Beats Studio3 Headphones, and more.
The top athletes (based on CTF scores AND applications) will be invited to continue in the US Cyber Combine Invitational. Scores alone won't confirm an invite to the US Cyber Combine--your application matters most.