This year, in support of youth Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education, Titanium Cobra Solutions proudly sponsored the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps, competing in the 2017-2018 Southern California Cyber Cup Challenge.
This cyber defense competition, hosted by the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) San Diego Chapter, is focused on engaging students in learning about cyber-security. The Cyber Cup’s goal is to encourage students to learn about computer security threats by providing an educational venue where students are able to apply the theories and practical skills they have learned, and foster a spirit of teamwork, ethical behavior and effective communication both within and across teams.
Our team of Sea Cadets, comprised of middle and high school students and led by a team of cyber facilitators, competed against teams from all over southern California by accessing an evolving library of mission scenarios and modern educational resources in a hands-on, gamified environment that brings the cyber scenarios to life. Along with their teammates, they worked to stop hackers, protect systems, and hone their skills inside environments that mirror the actual businesses and organizations they will defend in their future careers.
At its completion, the SoCal Cyber Cup Challenge was able to raise $28,000 in funding for schools to build out their cyber programs!
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We are so proud of the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps for the enthusiasm, preparation and hard work that it took to compete in the challenge. We would also like to thank all of the team coaches, mentors and facilitators that volunteered their time to support this important initiative.