The 10 high school and middle school cybersecurity finalist teams have been selected to advance to ICTC’s CyberTitan IV National Finals this Monday May 17, 2021.
CyberTitan, the only competition of its kind in Canada, is a flagship ICTC cybersecurity program, presented in affiliation with the (US) Air Force Association’s CyberPatriot Program to promote awareness of digital technologies and encourage students to pursue education in cybersecurity or other STEM disciplines.
The following 10 teams have advanced from six months of gruelling cybersecurity training and competitions involving over 5,000 school teams from around the world, including 133 other Canadian teams:
Olympians Ares from Old Scona Academic, Edmonton, AB
Olympians Artemis from Old Scona Academic, Edmonton, AB
DDR1 from Sisler High School, Winnipeg, MB
Inspect The Element from Sisler High School, Winnipeg, MB
Premature Optimization from William Lyon Mackenzie Collegiate Institute, North York, ON
Teapot from William Lyon Mackenzie Collegiate Institute, North York, ON
FalconTech Plagueware from Centre Wellington District High School, Fergus, ON
6ixside from Earl Haig Secondary School, North York, ON
FalconTech Terabytches3.0 from Centre Wellington District High School, Fergus, ON – All-female wildcard team
CyberDragons from Nashwaaksis Middle School, Fredericton, NB – Top Middle School Team
Cadets and Junior Canadian Rangers from Canadian Cadets, Winnipeg, MB – Exhibition Team
ICTC’s CyberTitan IV National Finals therefore include the top four teams from Western Canada (British Columbia to Manitoba), the top four teams from Eastern Canada (Ontario to Newfoundland and Labrador), the top middle school team, and a wildcard team. For the third year in a row, the wildcard is an all-female team. In addition, for the first time, the National Finals include an exhibition team from the Canadian Cadets (which will get a chance to participate in the Finals competition but will not be in the running for the crown of CyberTitan National Champion).
The cybersecurity theme this year is “The Grain Must Flow!” Student teams will compete to keep Canada’s grain exports moving safely in a cyberattack scenario that threatens to freeze rail movements and grain exports nationwide (a scenario based on a real-life cybersecurity threat revealed by intelligence and incident response provider Cyjax Ltd. and brought to life by our Competition Development Team at Octopi Managed Services Inc.).
CyberTitan IV National Finals is a three-day event taking place May 17, 18 and 19, and is hosted entirely online due to COVID-19.
CyberTitan IV is made possible by the amazing support of the following organizations: Communications Security Establishment, Field Effect, Durham College, Loudmouth Security and Octopi Managed Services Inc.
ICTC (Information and Communications Technology Council) is a not-for-profit national centre of expertise for the digital economy. ICTC is the trusted source for evidence-based policy advice, forward looking research, and creative capacity building programs and events for the digital economy.
For an interview with CyberTitan’s ICTC organizer or high school team representatives and or pictures of the teams, please contact: Sheena Bolton at 613-237-8551 ext 154 or by emailing [email protected].