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Top 10 high school cybersecurity teams from across Canada progress to ICTC’s Cybersecurity National Finals this June 8

Published: May 27th, 2020 By:

Ten 10 high school cybersecurity teams from BC to New Brunswick will clash in an online cybersecurity battle on June 8th, 2020.

 

This year, ICTC’s CyberTitan Final will take place entirely online due to COVID-19, instead of being hosted in Ottawa as an all-day in-person competition.

 

After six months of cybersecurity training and competitions, the following 10 teams have beat out over 200 other Canadian teams to earn their spot at ICTC’s CyberTitan III National Finals:

 

  • 404 – Thomas Haney Senior Secondary, BC
  • Team Olympians Maroon – Old Scona Academic, AB
  • Team Olympians Pink – Old Scona Academic, AB
  • CA Prime – Sisler High School, MB
  • DDR1 – Sisler High School, MB
  • FalonTech King’s Guard – Centre Wellington District High School, ON
  • Multiply and Surrender – William Lyon Mackenzie Collegiate Institute, ON
  • 404: Team_not_found – William Lyon Mackenzie Collegiate Institute, ON
  • Saints – St. Malachy’s Memorial High School, NB
  • CyberDragons 1 – Nashwaaksis Middle School, NB.

 

Octopi Managed Services has created a “Hedge Fund 2020” simulation for the national finals this year, based on real-world financial cybersecurity demands.

 

According to the FBI Internet Crime Report, more than $3.5 billion was reported lost as the result of cybercrimes in 2019 alone. CyberTitan helps educate students on cybersecurity skills and inspires them to pursue a career in cybersecurity and STEM-related fields. CyberTitan’s affiliation with the U.S. CyberPatriot program culminates in a global virtual cyber defense competition, held once a month from October until February.

 

“CyberTitan has been eye-opening for [our son] and a great experience. Being able to use technology, problem-solving, and teamwork skills have generated a great interest for him to consider cybersecurity as a potential career path.” – Karen & Paul Doucet

 

For an interview with CyberTitan’s ICTC organizer, simulation creator Octopi Managed Services, or high school team representatives, please contact Sheena Bolton at 613-266-1488 or by emailing cybertitan@ictc-citc.ca.

 

About ICTC

ICTC is a not-for-profit, national centre of expertise for strengthening Canada’s digital advantage in a global economy. Through trusted research, practical policy advice, and creative capacity-building programs, ICTC fosters globally competitive Canadian industries enabled by innovative and diverse digital talent. In partnership with a vast network of industry leaders, academic partners, and policymakers from across Canada, ICTC has empowered a robust and inclusive digital economy for over 25 years.

 

For more information please contact Paul Stastny at p.stastny@ictc-ctic.ca or 403.351.0138 Ext. 823.

Or please visit https://www.ictc-ctic.ca

 

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