US Cyber Challenge Announces 2013 Cyber Quests Preparatory Day Camp at San Jose State University

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho, March 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The U.S. Cyber Challenge (USCC) has announced the date and details of the 2013 Cyber Quests Preparatory Day Camp.  The day camp will take place on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at San Jose State University beginning at 9:00 AM and concluding at 5:00 PM.

Participants of the day camp will learn key skills required to score well in the April 2013  Cyber Quests Qualification Competition.  Presentations may include introductions to Wireshark and web application and database security, securing network services, network discovery methods, and a host of other topics.  Cyber Quests is an online cybersecurity competition operated by Cyber Aces. Top scorers earn an invitation to the US Cyber Challenge Western Regional Summer Cyber Camp to be held at San Jose State University (SJSU) in August 2013. The Cyber Quests competition will open on April 16, 2013 and end on April 30, 2013.  Registration begins on March 29, 2013.  To register, visit

Sponsors of the 2013 Cyber Quests Preparatory Day Camp include Visa and the Bay Area Council.

"We are very proud to host our first Cyber Quests Preparatory Day Camp," stated Karen S. Evans, National Director of U.S. Cyber Challenge.  "We believe that equipping students with the knowledge and skills to do well in the Cyber Quests online competition will lead to more students being invited to our Summer Cyber Camps and ultimately exponential growth in the capacity of our professional workforce in cyber security."

"As the largest public university serving Silicon Valley, San Jose State must take the lead in providing students with opportunities to become immersed in cyber security, a top international issue," said San Jose State University President Mohammad Qayoumi.  "San Jose State is pleased to collaborate with the U.S. Cyber Challenge to develop programs attracting the brightest minds to one of the most critical emerging fields of our time."

Participants are required to be 18 years or older.  There are no specific credentials or skills required to attend the day camp, although camp content will be quite technical and will require some background in computer science.

To learn more information and register for the 2013 Cyber Quests Preparatory Day Camp, visit  Admission is free, but spots are limited. Therefore, it is suggested to register as soon as possible before the camp is filled to capacity.

Contact: Rudy Pamintuan, USCC Media Relations
Phone:   312-961-4710

Contact: Pat Lopes Harris, SJSU Media Relations
Phone:    408-656-6999

About U.S. Cyber Challenge:

The mission of the U.S. Cyber Challenge (USCC) is to significantly reduce the shortage in the cyber workforce by serving as the premier program to identify, attract, recruit and place the next generation of cybersecurity professionals. 

USCC's goal is to find 10,000 of America's best and brightest to fill   the ranks of cybersecurity professionals where their skills can be of   the greatest value to the nation. 

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About the National Board of Information Security Examiners (NBISE):

The mission of the National Board of Information Security Examiners (NBISE) is to increase the security of information networks, computing systems, and industrial and military technology by improving the potential and performance of the cyber security workforce.

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About CyberAces:

The mission of CyberAces is to identify, enable and encourage young Americans with high aptitude for technical achievement in information security to discover their talents, develop their passion, and determine where their talent can be nurtured so they can make a major contribution to the physical and economic security of the US and its enterprises.

The CyberAces foundation achieves its mission by offering challenging and realistic cybersecurity competitions, training camps and educational initiatives through which high school, college students and young professionals develop the practical skills needed to excel as cybersecurity practitioners and to become highly valued citizen-technologists.

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About San Jose State University:

San Jose State – Silicon Valley's largest institution of higher learning with 30,500 students and 3,850 employees – is part of the California State University system.  SJSU's 154-acre downtown campus anchors the nation's 10th largest city.

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