High School Cyber Challenge

About the Governor's High School Cyber Challenge

By the end of 2020, there will be an estimated 3.5 million unfilled cybersecurity jobs in the US. According to the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE), one of the main reasons students don’t pursue cybersecurity as a career field is simply a lack of exposure. The Governor's High School Cyber Challenge (GHSCC) aims to expose students to cybersecurity at no cost to the students or schools, building a workforce to meet this demand.

Teams comprised of up to three high school students participate in a round of online challenges designed to test their knowledge of cybersecurity, computer science and information technology. This year, all rounds of the GHSCC will take place online. The only requirement to become a challenger is an interest in cybersecurity and a familiarity with computers!

GHSCC Timeline:

August 31 - Sept. 10
Round 1 GHSCC Recruiting

September 11
Final day to register for Round 1

September 14 - 17
Round 1 Week
Monday - Thursday
9 AM - 6 PM

September 18
Top 10 Teams Announced for Round 2

September 25
Round 2 Online Challenge
9 AM - 3 PM

October 7-8
Governor’s International Cyber Summit
Students tune in to webcasts to watch the governor’s recognition ceremony of the event.