Missouri Cybersecurity Challenge

Missouri Cybersecurity Challenge

Experts predict there will be a global shortage of 1.8 million cybersecurity professionals by 2022. To do our part to address the cybersecurity talent shortage, we have once again partnered with the Missouri Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (MCCOE) and Cyber.org to develop the Missouri High School Cybersecurity Challenge.

Disconnect between degrees awarded and job openings.

Whether or not you're interested in having students compete, interested schools can still take full advantage of the educational resources for your students from Cyber.org. All of the material is presented to be used in either a traditional or a virtual classroom.

Lessons learned will include networking, programming and operating system security. Teams consist of three high school students and one adult sponsor. Thanks to our partnership with DESE, participation is free to all Missouri high schools.

Economic impact of cybersecurity events.


Oct. 1, 2021 Registration opens.
Jan. 11, 2022 Registration closes.
Jan. 18-20 Preliminary Round - online
Jan. 21, 2022 Finalists announced.
Feb. 1, 2022 Top 10 teams get access to US Cyber Range.
Feb. 22, 2022 Finals in Columbia.

Compromisable devices

Email Andy, our program manager, for questions about the contest.

Email Andy King

Email Kathy, a member of our Cybersecurity Operations Team, for specific cybersecurity questions.

Email Kathy Bellew

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