CISA Launches First Annual President’s Cup Cybersecurity Competition


WASHINGTON – Today, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) announced the launch of the first-annual President’s Cup Cybersecurity Competition. Called for in President Trump’s May 2019 Executive Order on America’s Cybersecurity Workforce, the President’s Cup Cybersecurity Competition is an interagency effort that will identify, challenge, and reward the government’s best personnel supporting cybersecurity and cyber excellence.

The President’s Cup is open to any Federal Executive branch employee, including the Department of Defense and uniformed service members. Employees can compete as individuals or teams with up to five members from their own agencies. The President’s Cup will consist of a series of contests, increasing in difficulty, challenging individuals and teams across offensive and defensive cybersecurity disciplines. The competition consists of two qualification rounds online, with the final round taking place in-person at CISA facilities in Arlington, Virginia.

Winners of the competition will be eligible for up to $50,000 bonus from their agency. Finalists and champions will also be invited to a special awards ceremony.

“Strengthening our federal cybersecurity workforce is key and I’m proud to be leading the launch of the first annual President’s Cup Cybersecurity Competition to help identify and reward the best cybersecurity talent within government,” said CISA Director Christopher Krebs. “This competition is designed to be a unique and fun way to engage and reward existing talent, while also encouraging others to get involved and join in this critical mission. I look forward to seeing our talented workforce in action.”

Registration is open from September 16–21. Federal employees can visit www.cisa.gov/presidentscup to register and learn more.

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Last Published Date: September 16, 2019