Securing Our eCity Launches 2015 Annual San Diego Mayors’ Cyber Cup


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Securing Our eCity Launches 2015 Annual
San Diego Mayors’ Cyber Cup

San Diego, CA – December 22, 2014 – Securing Our eCity Foundation is proud to help organize the 6th San Diego Mayor’s Cyber Cup from December until March 2015. San Diego Mayor’s Cyber Cup cyber defense competition is open to all San Diego high school student and brought to the community by the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA), UCSD, Leidos, National University and Computers for San Diego Kids. This joint effort is one of the hallmark science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) outreach initiatives.

Schools  are encouraged to sign up now and form teams. Cyber experts are encouraged to sign up as mentors that can coach and help teams prepare for the competition.  The Cyber Cup’s goal is to encourage students to learn more about computer security, provide an educational venue in which students are able to apply the theories and practical skills they have learned, and foster a spirit of teamwork, ethical behavior and effective communication both within and across teams.

This competition has created interest and awareness among participating schools and students while encouraging them to consider information assurance and computer security as possible career paths or courses of study in a higher education.

The competition series dates are as follows:

  • December 2014 – January 2015 Mentor assignments
  • Week of January 5th & January 12th, 2015 Coach/Mentor Information Sessions via WebEx
  • January 19-23, 2015; 8am-6pm Practice Round I
  • February 16-20, 2015; 8am-6pm Practice Round II
  • February 27-28, 2015; 8am-6pm Qualification Round I
  • March 6-7, 2015; 8am-6pm Qualification Round II
  • March 28, 2015 Finals Round 10:00am-5:00pm Reception and Awards Banquet 5:30pm-8:00pm

“This will be the sixth year that we have helped bring about the San Diego Mayor’s Cyber Cup! We are thrilled with how organizations have come together to support our future cyber leaders. This year promises to be even more exciting than those in the past. We are looking forward to working with the teams this year and see who will win the coveted Mayor’s Cyber Cup!” Mitchell D. Dembin, Chairman of the Securing Our eCity Foundation.

For details on how to sign your team up or become a mentor, contact Liz Fraumann; lfraumann@securingourecity.org

About Securing Our eCity Foundation
Securing Our eCity Foundation is a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization focused on cybersecurity awareness and education. Their mission is to enable every San Diegan to live, work and play safely in the cyber world. The Foundation, formed in late 2011, is based on an initiative started in mid-2008 by ESET North America, an internet security company. Supported through generous donations from organizations like ESET North America and San Diego Gas & Electric, SOeC helps facilitate a safer cyber experience for digital citizens in the greater San Diego area. For more information, visit www.securingourecity.org or call 619-630-2444.