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CCIC 2021

October 1st - 3rd, 2021

California Cyber Innovation Challenge

Gamification and Esports for Space and Cybersecurity Skills Development

Register a Team

by September 15th, 2021

Teams must be registered by one coach, and all students must be attending a middle or high school within the state of California during the dates of the competition.

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Utilize the new, online CCIC training courses developed for both coaches and students to prepare for this year's challenge. Complete with practice challenges, training resources by subject, and guides for specialized tools, these courses have everything that you and your team need to compete. Don't miss out. 

Start Student Training Start Coaches Training

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Support the CCIC

The CCIC is provided at no cost to students because of the generous contributions from individuals and organizations who are invested in youth cybersecurity education.

Become a Judge

We are looking for professionals from industry and government to evaluate teams' success during the judging rounds.



Volunteers are needed for event support, technical support, and team mentorship. Sign up and let us know how you can help.

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Want to make an impact in cybersecurity education for youth? Help power this year's competition by joining the Sponsor Universe.



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Important updates, features, highlights, and other useful and fun information will be posted prior to and during the CCIC. Follow us to make sure you don't miss anything!

Event Schedule

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Time Event Location
5:00 pm Opening Remarks Zoom
5:15 pm CCIC Event Information Zoom
5:25 pm Special Guest Presentation Zoom
5.35 pm Logistics and Closing Zoom

Event Schedule

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Time Event Location
9:00 am Welcome      Discord
9:15 am Competition Begins Discord
4:15 pm Competition ends / Scoring Begins Discord / Zoom
6:15 pm Final Rounds Selections Announcement Zoom

Event Schedule

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Time Event Location
9:00 am Final Judging Rounds Zoom
11:00 am Competition Remarks Zoom
11:10 am Special Guest Presentation     Zoom
11:20 am Winners Announced Zoom
11:30 am Closing Remarks & Logistics Zoom

Mission Apgartium

The plot for this year's competition is based on a satellite hacking scenario that involves the breach of a network of 5,000 CubeSats that collectively provide internet access to over 200 million commercial customers and government agencies. Stay tuned for Mission Apgartium previews. 

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Media & Press

Media resources are currently being developed for the CCIC 2021. Soon, you will be able to access the media kit, press releases, and event coverage details, or request footage and other media assets from the event production team.

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