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Cal Poly hosts middle and high school students for the California Cyber Innovation Challenge

Posted at 1:10 AM, Jun 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-22 22:17:11-04

Cal Poly played host to the California Cyber Innovation Challenge for the third year from June 21-23 at Camp San Luis Obispo.

29 teams are expected to participate in the event. The teams will be divided up into two divisions of the California Cyber Innovation Challenge.

The championship competition brings middle and high school students from across the state to go head-to-head in cybersecurity scenarios. They are surrounded by a real-world environment, challenging participants to learn about realistic situations they may face on a digital landscape. The teams are expected to use forensic tools to extract and collect evidence to stop a cyber crime from occurring.

The competition is a way to teach the future generation about cyber fluency, professional experience and interest in cyber forensics.

After the teams compete in the cybersecurity challenge, they will present their research and findings to a panel of judges from several industries including technology, government, law enforcement, military and academia.