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Girls Go CyberStart

The Girls Go CyberStart challenge is a cybersecurity skills-based competition designed to help girls understand the many learning and career opportunities in cyber fields. The challenge centers on a fun and thought-provoking game to inspire young women to test their aptitude in cyber skills.

Participants will take on the roles of agents in the Cyber Protection Agency, where they will develop forensic and analytical skills and deploy them to sleuth through challenges and tackle various online cybercriminal gangs. As they work their way through the game, players will be challenged to solve puzzles and be introduced to a broad spectrum of cybersecurity disciplines, including forensics, open-source intelligence, cryptography and web application security.

Governor Holcomb's announcement can be found here.

girls in a computer labWho can participate: Female students in grades 9-12 can participate for free, either as individuals or as part of a school-based team.

Where to register: girlsgocyberstart.org

Important Dates:

Registration deadline: February 14, 2020

CyberStart Assess: January 13 – February 14, 2020

CyberStart Game: Participants who complete CyberStart Assess by February 7: February 10 – April 17, 2020. Participants who complete CyberStart Assess by February 14: February 17 – April 17, 2020.

CyberStart Compete: April 23 – April 24, 2020