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2020 Year in Review

SEI Supports Second Annual Cybersecurity Competition for Federal Workforce

The Department of Homeland Security Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) selected the SEI to orchestrate the second annual President’s Cup Cybersecurity Competition. The contest identifies, challenges, and recognizes talented cybersecurity professionals in the federal workforce.

The 2020 President’s Cup attracted more than 1,400 individuals and nearly 250 teams from 19 departments and agencies.

The SEI grew the competition challenges and delivery software platform that it had developed for the 2019 competition. The 2020 open source challenges are available to all participants and the public for adaptation into cyber workforce instructional materials.

The 2020 President’s Cup finals were held in February 2021. The winning team of cyberspace capability engineers from the 780th Military Intelligence Brigade scored the highest across both days of the teams competition and nearly fully solved all five final challenge scenarios.

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