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Cyber Saturdays Are Here

Are you a high school, community college, or Capitol student with an interest in cybersecurity? Would you like to test your skills in a fast-paced game environment? If so, one of Capitol’s upcoming Cyber Saturdays could be a great way to spend part of your weekend. The events reinforce the fundamentals of cybersecurity but are also designed to be fun.

Cyber Saturdays are from 10am to 4pm on the following dates: September 17, October 22, January 28, February 25 and April 15. To register, click here.

Cyber Saturdays are held in the McGowan Academic Center (M201) on Capitol’s campus; pizza and door prizes will be provided. Cyber Saturday activities exercise a number of skills that students must master in order to become effective network security professionals. Coordination, quick thinking, good time management, and the ability to work as part of a team are all needed in order to make it through the multiple rounds of each game. Most importantly, the games provide plenty of opportunities to test offensive cybersecurity skills.

Cyber Saturday events are part of a broad effort to help build the next generation of cyber-defenders and security professionals, a key need in today’s digital economy. Capitol students who attend will also receive an invitation to compete on the Cyber Battle Team for upcoming competitions such as MACCDC and other major competitions.

Instructor: Rick Hansen

Contact Joy Exner at jlexner@captechu.edu or (240) 965-2485, or Professor William Butler, Chair of Cyber and Information Security, at whbutler@captechu.edu or 246-965-2458, for more information.