Cyber Space Week

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

Space & Cybersecurity Symposium, October 5-8

Cal Poly will host a series of solutions-focused conversations on the intersection of space and cybersecurity. This event is open to industry, academia, government, and military communities. The event will feature America’s foremost experts in this emerging field.  

Register for the Symposium

California Cyber Innovation Challenge, October 2 - 4

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.  

Submit an Application

Cybersecurity Space Camp, Canceled 

The Cybersecurity Space Camp 2020 has been canceled due to COVID-19. The camp will be held in 2021 and will be the first of its kind for middle school and high school students. This camp will feature two days of instruction, two days of hands-on, Learn by Doing with satellites, and a visit to Vandenberg AFB. Students will also compete in the California Cyber Innovation Challenge.

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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