Press Release

CISA Announces Winners of the 5th Annual President’s Cup Cybersecurity Competition


WASHINGTON – The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) hosted the final round of the fifth annual President’s Cup Cybersecurity Competition this week and announced the winners today of the three competitions.

The President’s Cup is a national competition designed to recognize the top federal cybersecurity talent. Three separate competitions take place during each President’s Cup; two Individuals tracks -– Track A which focuses on defensive work roles and tasks from the NICE Framework, National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Cybersecurity Workforce Framework, and Track B which focuses on offensive work roles and tasks, and a Teams competition comprised of defensive and offensive challenges. The first rounds of the competition began earlier this year in January.

This year’s winning team, known as Artificially Intelligent, was composed of members of the Department of Defense, U.S. Army, and the U.S. Air Force. Artificially Intelligent featured four members of last year’s winning teams, including one member who has been on every winning team since President’s Cup began five years ago. The winner of Individuals Track A was U.S. Army Major Nolan Miles, and the winner of the Individuals Track B was U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sergeant Michael Torres. SSG Torres also finished in second place of the Individuals Track A competition and is the first Individuals winner to repeat having won President’s Cup 3 Track A.

“This competition is an exciting way to highlight the talents of cybersecurity professionals throughout the U.S. government and military, and these competitors showcased the depth of talent we have in this important field,” said CISA Director Jen Easterly. “Congratulations to all the participants and winners – your prowess and passion are pivotal in shaping the cybersecurity landscape and protecting our nation.”

During the week, several leaders from CISA and the U.S. Army offered their perspectives and support for the competitors, recognizing the diverse talents and skills needed to participate, as well as the inspirational collaboration on display throughout the finals:

CISA hosted 36 competitors for the Finals over the week at CISA’s facilities in the Washington, DC area. Competitors came from across the federal government including the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of Transportation, Department of Defense, U.S. Army, U.S. Airforce, U.S. Navy and the U.S. Marine Corps.

The President’s Cup is open to the entire federal civilian workforce and members of the armed services. The fifth annual competition included more than 1,421 individuals and nearly 312 teams with diverse backgrounds and experiences. Learn more about the competition at

The competition is held in partnership with the Office of the National Cyber Director and the winners will be invited to attend an awards ceremony at the White House in appreciation of their accomplishments.