Cyber Space Week

During June of 2020, Cal Poly will host three important events for our state as well as nation on the convergence of space and cybersecurity.  

Cybersecurity Space Camp June 22-26, 2020 

Located on a secure military installation, Cal Poly’s California Cybersecurity Institute will offer the nations first cybersecurity space camp for middle and high school students. This camp will feature two days of instruction, two days of hand-on, learn by doing with satellites, and a visit to Vandenberg AFB. Students will also compete in the California Cyber Innovation Challenge.  

Cybersecurity Space Symposium June 26, 2020 

Cal Poly will host a one day seminar on the convergence of cybersecurity, the Internet of Things, and space. This event is open to industry, academia, government, and military communities. The event will feature America’s foremost experts in this new emerging field.  

California Cyber Innovation Challenge June 27-28 

For the fourth year in a row, Cal Poly’s California Cybersecurity Institute will host the 2020 California Cyber Innovation Challenge (CCIC). The CCIC is the cybersecurity championship for the State of California. Students will respond to a fictional storyline of a satellite that was hacked. Students will be engaged in multiple hands-on, space-themed set designs to solve the cyber mystery of how the satellite was hacked.  

Your Help is Needed  

Cal Poly does not charge students fees to participate in our events. Your donation directly impacts the future of California and is used to support all aspects of the event, from food and lodging to the competition’s hands-on, immersive set design.  Your organization may also want to volunteer as an event ambassador or judge.  For more information on how your organization may support the CCIC 2020, please contact Jimmy Baker at or 805.756.2948. 

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