The Central Coast Cyber Forensic Lab at Camp San Luis Obispo was dedicated at a ceremony on Feb. 28, 2017. The lab is part of the new California Cyber Training Complex (CCTC), which is a collaborative partnership involving Cal Poly, the San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office, the California National Guard, and other statewide partners. The cyber education center will host a competition for high school students in June.
Fresh off its grand opening, the California Cyber Training Complex at Camp San Luis Obispo will host the 2017 California Cyber Innovation Challenge on June 24 and 25.
The challenge is a collaborative effort of the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development and Cal Poly, and will feature 16 teams of high school students from across the state.
“In the coming months, teams of high school students from across California will compete in timed cybersecurity challenges designed to replicate the various threats that cybersecurity professionals face, including attacks on critical infrastructure and attempted breaches of consumer data on connected devices,” a Cal Poly statement reads.
The winners of those competitions will each earn one of 16 spots for the competition.
High schools interested in participating are encouraged to email firstname.lastname@example.org, while those interested in attending the challenge are asked to register at http://bit.ly/2nesKWw.