September 18, 2015

. . .as a competitor in the Student Track:

Graduate and undergraduate students from any university, including defense colleges and military academies, are invited to apply to compete in teams of four. There are no requirements for team composition based on academic majors, education levels, or nationalities of team members. Competitors in this category will have little or no relevant professional experience related to cybersecurity, policy and strategy.

. . .as a competitor in the Professional Track:

Graduate and undergraduate students from any university, including defense colleges and military academies, are invited to apply to compete in teams of four. There are no requirements for team composition based on academic majors, education levels, or nationalities of team members. Competitors in this category will have substantial relevant professional experience related to cybersecurity, policy and strategy.

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. . .as a coach:

Each team must recruit a coach to assist in preparing for the competition. One coach may serve for several teams. Teams are expected to consult with their coaches to help develop and revise their policy ideas for the competition and confer with them during breaks between competition rounds.

. . .as a judge:

Experts with significant policy and cybersecurity experience are invited to serve as judges. Judges evaluate the student teams’ oral presentations based on the quality of their policy responses, their decision-making processes, and their presentation skills. Previous judges include practitioners from various sectors, such as government, international organizations, information and communications technology, finance, and the press.

. . .as an observer:

All competition events are open to the public, and we welcome anyone interested in cybersecurity policy to join us as an observer.

. . .as a sponsor:

The competition provides a unique opportunity for companies to support next-generation cybersecurity education and position themselves as innovative thought leaders in the field. Depending on the sponsorship level our partners receive great benefits including recruitment of top tech and policy talent; advertisement in print and online; promotional side events; and keynote and judging opportunities.

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