Cybersecurity is one of the hottest career fields today.  Getting into it takes education and experience.  Basically you need practice to hone your skills in securing IT infrastructure systems.  This month, you get that chance to practice.

Bellevue University is hosting the CYBER++ Lockdown Competition on April 26, 2014 as part of the Nebraska Science Festival.  This is a cyber defense competition designed to test your science, technology, engineering, and mathematics skills in a safe, virtual environment. It’s free and open to all high school and undergraduate college students in the Omaha, NE area.  In this competition, teams of 2 to 4 students along with a mentor/coach will match wits to fix vulnerabilities and toughen systems security. No prior cyber security experience is needed. Prizes will be awarded to the top scorers in each category.

Name of Event:     CYBER++ Competition

Date/Time:             Saturday, April 26, 2014, 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

Location:                     Bellevue University, Educational Services Building, 1000 Galvin Rd South, Bellevue, NE 68005

Open to:                      All High School and Undergraduate College Students interested in Cybersecurity.

Cost:                             FREE! (Breakfast & Lunch will be provided to registered contestants)

For more information and to register, go to http://www.bellevue.edu/cyberplusplus/.

This event is being conducting with support from US CyberPatriot, the AIM Institute, the Nebraska Science Festival, and Bellevue University.

Sign up your team today and please help spread the word about this great event.