As the cybersecurity skills gap continues to grow both in the private and public sector, cybersecurity competitions have been recognized worldwide as an effective method for finding new cybersecurity talents and to foster the development of the required cybersecurity competences.
The CyberStars competitions are designed to address the growing cybersecurity skills gap and to help nations identify and forge the next generation cybersecurity professionals.
CyberStars competitions are addressed at the young generations and specifically to those who are either still in education or about to exit the university and will be looking for employment soon.
Therefore the entry requirement is only one! At the time of registering you must be aged 17-24
CyberStars competition envisages awards in different categories to reflect the specific skills of the cyber stars. The following awards will be given
- Cyber Star Attacker – awarded to the participant with the highest score in the are of ethical hacking and system exploitation
- Cyber Star Defender – awarded to the participant with the highest score in the area of ICT infrastructure and system protection
- Cyber Star Responder – awarded to the participant with the highest score in the area computer forensics and malware analysis
How Much Does it Cost?
Participating to the CyberStars competition is entirely free. The competition is open to any person who meets the entry requirements.
However, access to the Cyber Range platform and CyberStars website and participation to the CyberStars competition will require you to have access to a laptop computer and Internet access.
CyberStars does not provide Internet access, and you are responsible for all fees relating to your personal Internet access charges along with all necessary equipment, servicing, repair or correction incurred in maintaining your connectivity to the CyberStars website and Cyber Range platform.
How Can I Prepare For The Competition
Like any other professional competition, CyberStars competitions are based on clear rules and defined competence objectives, which means each participant knows exactly what cybersecurity fields he/she is competing in what is required to win. CyberStars competitions are not based on obscurity.
Each CyberStars competition will have a list of Learning Objectives against which participants are tested. The list of Learning Objective is publicly accessible to all participants, who can use the list to carry out an initial self assessment of their competences and to understand where they need to improve.