The only requirement is an interest in cyber security and a familiarity with computers. This is a great cyber security learning opportunity for all high school students in Michigan.
The daily challenges will focus on networks, programming, operating systems and hacking. Round One is an open book style in which students are encouraged to scour the internet to solve the challenges. The top ten teams will be selected to advance to Round Two. Winning teams will be announced on October 6, 2017. Teams must be comprised of three students and one adult coach. Schools may have more than one team.
During Round Two, teams will compete in a virtual Capture the Flag exercise designed to test their skills with an intensive, timed series of cybersecurity-focused challenges. Round 2 is an exercise in gamified learning. The focus will be hacking the virtual city of Alphaville. In this round, the students will be able to interact with each other and compare each others progress on a public scoreboard. In the event of a tie, the Michigan Cyber Range will measure team strategy to determine the winner.
The top three teams from Round Two will receive special awards from Governor Snyder, or his designee, during the NAICS.
Governor’s High School Cyber Challenge?