High School Cyber Challenge


Teams comprised of three high school students are invited to participate in a round of challenges designed to test their knowledge of cybersecurity, computer science and information technology.

So why participate? This is a great cybersecurity learning opportunity for all high school students in Michigan. By the year 2020 there will be an estimated 3.5 million unfilled cybersecurity jobs in the US. According to 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 GHSCC aims to expose students to cybersecurity at no cost to the students or schools. This is fantastic exposure for students and institutions, with national recognition by the State of Michigan and Governor Snyder at the Cyber Security Summit 2018.

Each student in Round 2 of the Governor’s High School Cyber Challenge will receive a voucher to take a Security + Bootcamp Course & Certification Exam Voucher (a $3,000 value!). Upon passing the exam, this certification qualifies students for direct entry into first level cyber personnel job positions.

For more information or to register to participate in the challenge please visit: https://www.merit.edu/services/training/cyberch