RESTON, go., July 1, 2021 / PRNewswire / – US Cyber Games ™ today announced that CompTIA, the world’s leading provider of vendor-neutral technical training and certification for IT staff worldwide, has launched the first ever US Cyber Games competition and national cyber team sponsors.
Founded by Katzcy ™ in partnership with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) program, US Cyber Games were created to inspire the next generation through training and competitions.
“CompTIA and the US Cyber Games share a common goal of creating well-prepared talent for future careers in cybersecurity,” said Kelly Ricker, Executive Vice President, Events and Education at CompTIA. “By participating in the US Cyber Games, athletes will show potential employers that they have the commitment and skills to immediately contribute to a cybersecurity team.”
Katzcy CEO & US Cyber Games Commissioner Games Jessica Gulick explains, “It’s just not enough to build a diverse pipeline of cybersecurity professionals. In order for the US to combat future cyber threat actors and complex attacks, we need to attract, train and retain skilled cyber professionals who can innovate, collaborate and operate with them. ”Strong instincts, situational awareness and skilled techniques. Cyber as a sport is critical to developing these skills and why we are recruiting cyber athletes, coaches, and sponsors to build the very first US cyber team.
The US Cyber Games kicked off in June when more than 650 athletes from 43 states competed in the US Cyber Open Capture-the-Flag event. The top performers from this event will come to the US Cyber Combine ™ Invitational, which begins on July 9th. Register to take part in this live streaming virtual event to see the coaching team introduced and top athletes invited to the next phase of training. During the combining, the athletes undergo a rigorous assessment of their aptitude and ability. The top 20 athletes selected for the very first US Cyber Team ™ will be announced on Draft Day on. announced 5th October. This team is represented The United States at the first International Cybersecurity Challenge (ICC) in Athens, Greece, in the December 2021.
The US Cyber Games are run by PlayCyber (by Katzcy). This project is supported by the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE), a program of the National Institute of Standards and Technology at the US Department of Commerce. To learn more, visit https://www.uscybergames.com/.
The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) is a leading voice and advocate of the $ 5.2 trillion global information technology ecosystem; and the estimated 75 million industry and technology professionals who develop, implement, manage, and protect the technology that drives the global economy. Through education, training, certifications, advocacy, philanthropy and market research, CompTIA is the hub for the advancement of the technology industry and its people. Visit www.comptia.org to learn more.
About Katzcy & the US Cyber Games
The first year-long US Cyber Games program is led by Katzcy, a women-owned marketing and cybersecurity game company with extensive experience identifying and recruiting cybersecurity talent and directing epic cybersecurity games. Through our PlayCyber division, Katzcy is helping build a stronger and more diverse community of cybersecurity athletes by delivering the most exciting cyber gaming experience in the world. Katzcy’s past cybersecurity events include Cyber Carnival Games, Cyber Games Summit, Uniting Women in Cyber 2019, WalkOff Consortium, and the Wicked6 Annual Tournament. Katzcy CEO Jessica Gulick explains: “Cyber games are our passion. We see them not just as events, but as a fundamental element of competence development for the next generation of a diverse and qualified community of cybersecurity talents. “
This project is supported by the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE), a program of the National Institute of Standards and Technology at the US Department of Commerce, as part of the # 70NANB21H032 award.
Dawn Mayfield White, Katzcy
SOURCE US Cyber Games