Future Cyber Workforce Strengthened Through National Collegiate Cyber Defen
By: Nccdc.org & Deloitte
Future Cyber Workforce Strengthened Through National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition
Deloitte is seeking the best and the brightest technology students from universities and colleges across the United States for the sixth annual National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (NCCDC). Deloitte is the national sponsor for the contest, which was founded in 2005 by The University of Texas at San Antonio Center for Infrastructure Assurance and Security and challenges collegiate teams to demonstrate their ability to develop systems for defeating cyber threats. The Cyber Defense Competition is the nation's largest collegiate cyber tournament.
"The National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition plays an important role in building the nation's future cyber workforce," said Lt. General Harry Raduege, Jr. (USAF, Ret.), chairman of the Deloitte Center for Cyber Innovation and co-chairman of the Commission on Cybersecurity for the 44th Presidency. "These exercises are vital training for people who will be safeguarding the nation's systems and infrastructure. Deloitte is committed to the development of a strong cyber workforce. Both government and industry are experiencing an acute shortage of people with cyber skills and we recognize the need to both encourage and develop the top minds in this industry."
"The NCCDC is a great way for motivated students to demonstrate their job skills to sponsors like Deloitte who are actively involved in the competition and to other companies who may want to hire them," said J.R. Reagan, principal, Deloitte & Touche LLP and head of the Center for Federal Innovation. "Given today's competitive job market, students who are looking for a way to meet potential employers will find that being part of the NCCDC will work to their advantage."
Deloitte recruiters will be meeting with leaders on college campuses across the country to help assemble teams and encourage participation in future state and regional competitions. The competition has grown substantially since its inception six years ago. In 2010, 86 institutions and nearly 700 students across the U.S. participated in the event – up from five institutions in 2005.
For more information visit http://www.nationalccdc.org/
2013 Recruiting Banquet: At the national competition each year we host a recruiting event designed to link the participants with potential employers. Our sponsors are invited and encouraged to attend this unique opportunity to meet and recruit from some of the best computer security and information assurance students in the country. We ask the participants to bring their resumes and to be prepared to network with potential employers.
This event has proved to be successful, as students from past competitions have been hired into everything from Intern and part time to full time positions. Several companies have taken advantage of recruiting from the teams, including Boeing, who was a major sponsor of the West Coast CCDC regional for the 2009 season. Boeing created cyber security positions for and hired all six graduating members of the Cal Poly Pomona Cyber Security Team that competed and won the regional CCDC and competed in the National CCDC. This shows the level of commitment that these students are putting forth to enhance their education and skills in cyber security and information assurance.
The next NCCDC Recruiting Banquet will be held on Saturday April 20th, 2013 at 6:30 PM
Please contact Jessica Archer at (210)842-0509 to register
Publish Date: 02/11/2013