Graduate and undergraduate students from US and international universities, including defense colleges and military academies, who are interested in the disciplines of cybersecurity policy, international relations, computer science, law, and other related fields are invited to apply to compete in teams of four individuals. Teams that register less than four competitors may be considered at the discretion of the competition director, space permitting. There are no requirements for team composition based on the majors or education level of team members.


Each team must recruit a coach to assist in preparing for the competition. Teams are expected to rely on their coaches in particular to help develop and revise their policy ideas for the competition and confer with them during the breaks between rounds and stages.


We are seeking experts with previous policy and cyber experience to serve as judges. Each round of the competition will be judged by a panel of cyber policy experts. Experts representing various sectors including government, finance, telecom, and the press engage small groups of students to promote awareness of cybersecurity policy issues and provide students feedback on new ideas on the future of cybersecurity policy.


The success of the competition relies on dedicated and engaged volunteers. All competition events are open to the public.

The registration for the competition will open in early December.

To register as competitor, coach, judge, observer and volunteer, please use the links below:


Judges, Observers and Volunteers


* The registration deadline for the U.S. Competition is February 6, 2015.

* The registration deadline for the European Competition is February 27, 2015.