The CJCR Cyber Challenge introduces Cadets to the field of cybersecurity. It highlights the growing demand for cybersecurity and the positive impact they can have in helping secure digital environments. The challenge will be virtual and is designed to empower cadets and provide them with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to navigate the complex digital landscape. The sense of empowerment and digital confidence the cadets will experience is important; education is the cornerstone of empowerment in the realm of cybersecurity. The challenge offers hands-on learning experiences, allowing cadets to practically apply cybersecurity principles. See https://sway.office.com/NARBu3YaU3vxIHCg for more information.
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Questions & Answers
- Q. What is the Cyber Challenge?
- A. The Cyber Challenge is a Nationally Directed Activity trial for cadets to engage in the world of defensive cybersecurity.
- Q. How many cadets can participate?
- A. Up to six cadets may be registered per team (the sixth is a reserve competitor only). Five cadets are recommended for each team to compete.
- Q. What kind of computer
equipment is needed to participate?
- A. Most modern computers (at least 8GB RAM). Expensive gaming computers are not required.
- Q. What kind of computer equipment
will not work?
- A. Chromebooks, tablets, and some ultra- lightweight laptops are NOT capable of running the competition software, although they can be used for research, and the networking quiz activity.
- Q. We do not have any computer experts on staff, but I
have cadets who want to participate. How can I support
- A. Coaches do not need to be cyber experts; they are responsible for the team’s supervision on behalf of the unit CO (Commanding Officer) like any other cadet activity. A knowledgeable and eager senior cadet should be capable of guiding cadets through the training modules and practical activities.
- Q. Can my corps/squadron work with another
unit to form a composite in-person team with
a local coach?
- A. Yes. Sharing resources, facilities, and expertise is encouraged. As with all joint activities, the relevant corps/squadron COs must agree to the arrangement and register their cadets.