CA PRIME from Sisler High School in Winnipeg, MB, were crowned winners of the CyberTitan III National Finals on June 10, 2020
OTTAWA, ON. June 11, 2020 The CyberTitan III National Finals have concluded with Team CA PRIME from Sisler High School in Winnipeg, MB, taking the top prize. Team Olympians Maroon from Old Scona Academic in Edmonton, AB, placed second, and third place went to 404:Team_not_found from William Lyon Mackenzie Collegiate Institute in North York, ON.
“I’ve been a part of our school’s cybersecurity program since Grade 9,” said Devlin N, CA PRIME’s Captain. “I have been fortunate to be a part of the CyberTitan National Finals for the first three years of its existence. CyberTitan has been a driving force for cybersecurity education in Canada, and there is no better place to start learning about the cyber landscape than in high school and middle school.”
The virtual six-hour cybersecurity competition took place June 8; a virtual Summit was held on June 9, where students heard from cybersecurity industry experts; and the official Award Celebration was hosted June 10.
CyberTitan III National Finals featured 10 teams from across Canada. Due to COVID-19, the normally in-person competition was transformed into a virtual event, where all 57 student competitors were able to participate from their homes.
“CyberTitan – Canadian Youth Cyber Education Initiative provides students from Grades 6 through 12 the opportunity to expand their cybersecurity skillsets, understand the importance of teamwork and, ultimately, test those skills against teams across the country,” said Robert Esposito, CA PRIME Coach and educator at Sisler High School.
CyberTitan III was the culmination of six months of cybersecurity training and competitions between more than 200 high school and middle school cybersecurity teams from British Columbia to New Brunswick. ICTC’s CyberTitan program helps educate students in cybersecurity skills and inspires them to pursue a career in cybersecurity and STEM-related fields.
“The program inspired some members on my team to join as well,” explained Devlin N. “The past six months have been an interesting challenge for all of us and competing online in the CyberTitan III National Finals was no exception. It’s hard to think of a better way to end off my high school experience than winning CyberTitan with my team.”
The theme for the CyberTitan III National Finals was Hedgefund 2020. Students competed to keep Canadians’ money safe in the stock market. Octopi Managed Services Inc. created the simulation for the finals, based on real-world financial cybersecurity demands.
“CyberTitan – Canadian Youth Cyber Education Initiative is leading the charge in providing essential cybersecurity education to students across Canada,” said Esposito. “I highly encourage all teachers to join the program.”
The CyberTitan team at ICTC is extremely happy with the virtual event and very proud of the professionalism shown by all student during the competition and accompanying events. All teams should be please and proud of their accomplishments this year, no matter how they ranked in the standings. It was anyone’s game.
“With that, another CyberTitan comes to a close,” stated Darian Brown of Octopi Managed Services Inc. “We were incredibly impressed by the skills and professionalism of all the competitors. We would like to thank everyone that helped make this possible and the students for participating and showing up during current times. Thank you so much everyone!”
Praising the winners of CyberTitan III on behalf of ICTC, President & CEO Namir Anani said: “Our sincere congratulations to the CA PRIME team for clinching the CyberTitan III National Championship title amongst fierce competition! This contest started a year ago with 203 teams from across Canada, culminating into 10 top teams competing for the national title over the last three days. We are immensely proud of the CyberTitan program and all the valued support from our partners and sponsors. This is a grassroots initiative that prepares Canada’s diverse youth for careers in cybersecurity, a critical component for enabling cyber resiliency in an increasingly hyperconnected global economy.”
Registration for CyberTitan IV is underway. For more information, please visit www.cybertitan.ca. From now until July 1, teams that register now will receive at 20% discount. Registration goes until October 15. Team member finalization and payments aren’t due until November. Register Today!
CyberTitan III National Finals Top 10 Results:
- First Place: CA PRIME – Sisler High School, MB.
- Second Place: Team Olympians Maroon – Old Scona Academic, AB.
- Third Place: 404:Team_not_found – William Lyon Mackenzie Collegiate Institute, ON.
- Saints – St. Malachy’s Memorial High School, NB.
- FalconTech King’s Guard – Centre Wellington District High School, ON.
- CyberDragons 1 – Nashwaaksis Middle School, NB.
- Multiply and Surrender – William Lyon Mackenzie Collegiate Institute, ON.
- DDR1– Sisler High School, MB.
- Team Olympians Pink – Old Scona Academic, AB.
- 404 – Thomas Haney Senior Secondary, BC.
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For media interviews with any of the top 10 team spokespeople and/or coaches, please contact Sheena Bolton, ICTC’s CyberTitan Lead, at 613-237-8551 ext. 154 or [email protected]
(Or Paul Stastny, ICTC Communications, at 403.351.0138 ext. 823 or [email protected])