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SEASON II

Event Schedule

Season II  Timeline

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Call for Athletes and Coaches Opens

Athletes

Cybersecurity skills are in huge demand in the workplace. If you’re interested in seeing how well you’re prepared to join one of the hottest job areas, apply to compete in the US Cyber Open and request to be invited to the US Cyber Combine. You could make the Season II US Cyber Team and compete on a global level.

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Coaches

As an expert in cybersecurity, we’re looking to you and the coaching staff to guide our cyber athletes across multiple domains and cybersecurity topic areas as well as teamwork, problem-solving, communicating, and leading. Through your leadership, you will cultivate a new game-based learning and development strategy that will prepare the US Cyber Team for global competition and help build tomorrow's cybersecurity workforce.

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Call for Coaches Deadline to Apply

June 3, 2022, 11:59 PM ET

As an expert in cybersecurity, we’re looking to you and the coaching staff to guide our cyber athletes across multiple domains and cybersecurity topic areas as well as teamwork, problem-solving, communicating, and leading. Through your leadership, you will cultivate a new game-based learning and development strategy that will prepare the US Cyber Team for global competition and help build tomorrow's cybersecurity workforce.

Apply to Coach

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US Cyber Open Virtual Kick-Off Event

June 30, 2022

11:00 AM–5:00 PM ET

This LIVESTREAM event will include:

  • Information about the US Cyber Games & first-ever US Cyber Team
  • Highlights from the 2022 International Cybersecurity Competition
  • Panel discussions on gaming, pathways to cyber, and high-performing teams
  • Information on the CTFs you will be playing

Register to Attend

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US Cyber Open CTF

July 1–10, 2022

Apply to Play

Deadline to register to play is July 4, 2022, 11:59 PM ET

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US Cyber Combine Virtual Kick-Off Event

July 28, 2022

2:00 PM–4:30 PM ET

This LIVESTREAM event will include:

  • Highlights from the US Cyber Open CTF
  • An introduction to the Season II Coaching Team and Support Crew
  • An industry keynote and panel discussion

Register to Attend

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US Cyber Combine Invitational

August 5–September 5, 2022

By Invitation Only

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US Cyber Team Draft Day

October 17, 2022

We're planning something incredible and will share more information the closer we get to the event date.

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2021 US Cyber Team

The US Cyber Team Competes at the International Cybersecurity Competition (ICC)

Date & Location TBD

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US Cyber Open
Kick-Off Event

June 30, 2022
11:00 AM - 4:30 PM ET

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US Cyber Open - A Free Capture the Flag Challenge

June 30–July 10, 2022

This FREE competition is open to everyone and every skill level is welcome!

However, athletes aged 18–26 have the opportunity to compete in this 10-day online competition for the chance to be one of the 60 cybersecurity athletes to receive an invitation to the US Cyber Combine Invitational (see below).

Cybersecurity skills are in high demand. If you’re interested in seeing how well you’re prepared to join one of the hottest job 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 and maybe you’ll be invited to participate in the US Cyber Combine or become a member of the US Cyber Team.

All you need to do is submit your application to play and get ready to compete!

APPLICATIONS TO PLAY IN THE US CYBER OPEN CLOSE:  July 4, 2022.

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The US Cyber Games in collaboration with the U.S. Cyber Range of Virginia Tech will hold a ten-day-long jeopardy style challenge covering a wide variety of games such as cryptography, networking, web applications, reconnaissance, and more. Point values corresponding with challenge difficulty will be accumulated per each area and as a whole.

In the evenings, join us for Tech Talks and live conversations with...(more information to come).

The goal of the US Cyber Open is to attract all levels of athletes so coaches can easily scout top talent and invite them to the Combine where they will receive training but also be scored in more depth to determine aptitude and team potential.

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 the new X-box, Oculus, and more.

The Top 60 Applicants 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 as well.

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Top 60 Invited to US Cyber Combine

August 5–September 5, 2022

This Combine Invitational is similar to a sports Combine in which the athletes undergo a cybersecurity aptitude evaluation, interview with multiple coaches, train weekly in cybersecurity skills, 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.

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This Combine is designed to not only test you but also to provide the top athletes with 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 players to contribute 4-8 hours of practice each week. Athletes who perform well during the Combine will have the opportunity to accumulate digital badges for performance and skills. Athlete resumes will be provided to corporate sponsors for recruitment.

Get ready to compete, because only 20 Cyber Athletes will make it to the next phase.

INVITATIONS will be sent at the end of July via email.

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US Cyber Team Draft - Season II

October 17, 2022

Throughout the month of September, the Coaching team and Advisory Board will meet to select the Top 20 cyber athletes to be invited to join the Season II US Cyber Team. 

Athletes will be evaluated based on their applications, aptitude, interview, effort, attitude, and skill. The final US Cyber Team will be purposely diverse bringing different backgrounds and skills to play key roles on the team. 

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The US Cyber Team Competes at the International Cybersecurity Competition (ICC)

Date and Location TBD

As an athlete on the US Cyber Team, you’ll receive free training to prepare you for the International Cybersecurity Challenge (ICC). Your cohort will consist of 20 athletes (15 athletes and 5 alternates).

You and your teammates will virtually meet about 4-8 hours a week to practice up until the competition.

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Your network of mentors, teammates, and coaches will put you on a solid footing when you get ready for your cyber career and travel to compete against teams from other nations.

Team travel costs for transportation and lodging will be covered by the sponsors.