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2018-2019 CYBER SECURITY CHALLENGE GUIDELINES

EVENT DATES AND TIMES

  • Practice Round: May 2, 2019 from 9AM-2PM at the Advanced Technology Center. This will be a field trip for students, and lunch will be provided.
  • Cyber Challenge: June 6, 2019 from 10AM-4PM at the Virginia Beach Convention Center.
  • Challenge will operate as a single round.

RULES OF ENGAGEMENT

  • Practice Round: May 2, 2019 from 9AM-2PM at the Advanced Technology Center. This will be a field trip for students, and lunch will be provided.
  • Cyber Challenge: June 6, 2019 from 10AM-4PM at the Virginia Beach Convention Center.
  • Challenge will operate as a single round.

Leadership Training:

  • Unlimited number of teams per school.
  • Teams may range from 1 to 3 people.
  • Teams with more than 3 members at any point after RFP submissions will be automatically disqualified.
  • Participants may enter only one STEM Trifecta competition. Enrollment in another challenge automatically disqualifies the person from participating in the Cyber Challenge.
  • Team must remain for entire competition on the day of the event. Leaving early disqualifies the entire team from moving forward.
  • RFP submission is required for participation in the final event.
  • RFP score will follow the team through the entire competition.
  • Team members may not leave the challenge area once the event begins.
  • No phones are allowed during the event.
  • Each team may bring a laptop or iPad for research. iPads will be available for use if a team does not have one. Only one device per team is allowed.
  • No outside assistance is permitted. This includes texting, instant message/Google hangout, email, and other similar communication methods.
  • Spectators are not allowed in the participant area once the challenge has begun. This includes teachers, mentors, friends, and family members. Any communication between a team member and spectator will be considered grounds for disqualification.
  • Hacking into another team's image is grounds for disqualification.
  • Teams will receive their login information on the day of the practice round. This will be the same information they will use to log in on the day of the event.
  • Wi-Fi password will be provided on the day of the training.