Wednesday February 18, 2015 0 comments
DENVER - Regis University will host the next generation of cybersecurity experts as they test their skills during the fourth annual Rocky Mountain Regional Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition Feb. 27-28 at the Marriott Residence Inn Denver Tech Center.
Teams of students from Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, New Mexico, Kansas and Nebraska will compete during the two-day event in a staged cyber attack.
The team that handles the pressure best will advance to the National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition April 24-26 in San Antonio, Tex.
Regis said the competition gives students the opportunity to show their skills in a real-world crisis scenario and provides a stage to display their competence to potential employers.
Industry leaders will provide feedback to participants and participating schools, providing insight into the strength of their security and information technology curriculums.
Regis said the information security field continues to grow rapidly, with 27,000 analyst jobs projected to be added between 2012 and 2022, according to Bureau of Labor statistics.
The university said its recently opened College of Computer and Information Sciences equips students with the skills to meet information security challenges head-on.