2019 – 2020 SoCal Cyber Cup Challenge Hosted by Haiku Cyber Range is able to remotely conduct competition despite school closures
SAN DIEGO, CA: Sentek Global, a leading provider of IT and cybersecurity services to the Department of Defense, and the NDIA San Diego Chapter announce the winners of the 11th Annual SoCal Cyber Cup Challenge.
Even with COVID-19 forcing Southern California school closures and a statewide shelter in place, student teams from Southern California have been able to utilize Haiku Cyber Range’s revolutionary, gamified, Cloud-based technology to remotely compete in defending a simulated scenario in which systems are under a cyber-attack to win the title of the top team in Southern California.
The Haiku Cyber Range utilizes cloud-based technology which enabled teams from all over Southern California to access the cyber range and compete in the practice, qualification, and final rounds from any location.
“The quick adjustments made for the SoCal Cyber Cup by Haiku Cyber Range, Coaches, Students, Parents, NDIA, and National University for the qualification rounds and plans for the finals to meet the hour-by-hour changing Federal, State, and Local Covid-19 guidance were paramount in the successful completion of the challenge,” shared Lillian Maestas, NDIA SD Chapter STEM Chair.
By remotely utilizing Haiku Cyber Range’s cloud-based technology, students, coaches and mentors were able to communicate effectively with each other to compete against other teams all over Southern California.
“As I sat in the kitchen yesterday listening to my son and his team working through the Qualification round [remotely], I was impressed and thankful. These students have seen so much of their lives canceled for the time being – no school, no sports, no college visits, no SAT, no socializing in person. But your accommodations allowed them to still have something to look forward to and challenge them,” shared Shannon Schmitt, a coach for the Sage Creek Cybercats. She also stated that, “This really was a bright spot in a time of uncertainty for these students.”
For sponsorship information and opportunities, please visit https://www.ndia-sd.org/ndiasdevents/socal-cyber-cup-challenge/
Congratulations To Our Winners!
|High School / Varsity Division|
|Place||High School Name||Team Name|
|1st||Del Norte High School||CyberAegis Charm|
|2nd||Canyon Crest Academy||Team RFC 1149|
|3rd||Eastlake High School||Hardcore Programming Nerds|
|4th||Valencia High School||Byte Bandits|
|5th||Valley View High School||Cheddar|
|6th||Scripps Ranch High School||Tera Byte Falcons|
|7th||Patrick Henry High School||Patrick Henry NJROTC|
|8th||Ramona High School||Cyber Dawgs|
|Middle School / Junior Varsity Division|
|Place||Middle School Name||Team Name|
|1st||Oak Valley Middle School||CyberAegis Alpha|
|2nd||Design 39 Campus||CyberAegis Polariton|
|3rd||Eastlake Middle School||Triton Tech 1|
|4th||Kraemer Middle School||Boba Bandits|
|5th||Cambridge Middle School||The Cambridge School|
|6th||Bella Vista Middle School||Red Panda|
|7th||Pacific Trails Middle School||uwu my owo b0ts|
|8th||Meadowbrook Middle School||Cyberwarriors|
About Sentek Global and Haiku Cyber Range
Sentek Global is a leading provider of IT and cybersecurity services to the Department of Defense. Two decades of experience in the industry have gone into the creation of the Haiku Cyber Range, a cloud-based platform for developing cybersecurity and penetration testing skills, in a secure and robust environment. For more information on the Haiku Cyber Range, please visit www.haikurange.com.
About NDIA San Diego Chapter
The National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) San Diego Chapter is a 501(c)(3) organization that provides trusted leadership through the convening and collaboration of global leaders to solve the most complex challenges in Defense and National Security. NDIA’s membership embodies the full spectrum of corporate, government, academic and individual stakeholders who advocate for a strong, vigilant and innovative Security and Defense for the United States, its allies and partners. Getting our kids and community involved in STEM programs is one of the NDIA San Diego Chapter’s outreach initiatives. For more information, visit www.ndia-sd.org.
For Immediate Release
MBasu (at) SentekGlobal.com