San Diego Mayor’s Cyber Cup is expanding to SoCal Cyber Cup Challenge

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2016 Winners Announced!  Click here!


Open to Middle & High School students within Southern California

2016 – 2017 SoCal Cyber Cup Team Finalists

Black Mountain Middle School
Canyon Crest Academy
Castle Park High School
Del Norte High School

Design 39 Campus
East Lake Middle School
Fort Fisher NSCC
Grossmont High School
La Jolla Country Day

Oak Valley Middle School
Ramona High School
Wangenheim Computer Club
Westview High School

With the Inaugural California Cyber Innovation Challenge (CCIC) held in June 2016, teams from five regions across California met in Sacramento to demonstrate the expertise of middle and high school cyber teens. 2016 San Diego Mayor’s Cyber Cup top placing teams Westview and Ramona High Schools participated and Westview placed 2nd amongst all the California schools.

San Diego is part of the CCIC SoCal regional district which includes Imperial, San Diego, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino. To facilitate San Diego students the opportunity to advance to the State level competition and meet the state regionalization of activities – the San Diego Mayor’s Cyber Cup expanded into the SoCal Cyber Cup.

The San Diego Mayor’s Cyber Cup will be awarded to an individual, team or organization at the discretion of the Mayor of San Diego to recognize contribution to the San Diego Cyber Community.

Top placing SoCal Cyber Middle and High School teams will advance and participate in CCIC 2017.

The SoCal Cyber competition is open to all San Diego County middle and high schools and sponsored by the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) as one of its science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) outreach initiatives.

Please contact Lillian Maestas at [email protected] or 619-708-1180

We need Sponsors – Can you Help ?

  • The SoCal Cyber Cup is a high and middle school computer security competition
  • We are San Diego and Southern California focused
  • We charge no registration fees.
  • We rely solely on the contributions of companies and individuals interested in developing the next generation of computer and network engineers
  • Sponsors are encouraged to attend the competition and root for the teams they sponsor and to meet with these students to encourage them

Sponsorship Opportunities

Individual Team (s) $675 (13 Teams – 8 High & 5 Middle Schools) – sold
[Shirts (with Sponsor Logo), Travel, Lapel Pins, Snacks]



    June Chocheles//

Awards $25,000 (Trophies, Scholarships, Plaques, Certificates)
{  Still Need $11,375  }


The Worden’s    

Awards Dinner $10,000 – SDG&E – sold

Computer Rentals $2500 – 100 Computers 2 SD Kids – sold

Lunch $600 – Cal State San Marcos ($300) & DAU ($300)

Breakfast $300 – TechFlow – sold

Programs $500 – La Jolla Logic – sold

Photographer $200 – Corr Com – sold

Corr Com

Whatever you can!

It’s a Great opportunity for company recognition in supporting an urgent and growing education and professional need.

If you would like to sponsor a team please register at:

Cyber Cup Goals

  • Encourage students to learn more about information assurance and computer security
  • Provide an educational venue in which students are able to apply the theories and practical skills they have learned
  • Foster a spirit of teamwork, ethical behavior and effective communication both within and across teams
  • Create interest and awareness among participating schools and students
  • Encourage students to consider information assurance and computer security as possible career paths or courses of study in higher education

Mentor a Team
Local schools need mentors to help their teams prepare for the competition. IT / Computer savvy volunteers willing to work with teams in preparing for the competitions. Mentors also learn Cyber Hygiene, Forensics.

If you would like to mentor a team please register at:

The following YouTube video discusses the SoCal registration process:

If you have any questions about mentoring please contact Chris Simpson at: [email protected]

Competition Series

December 5-7 -Coach/Mentor System Check
December 15-18 – Practice #1
January 12-15 – Practice #2
February 2-5 – Qualification Round #1
February 23-27 – Qualification Round #2
March 25 – Finals

SoCal Cyber Cup Organizers

SOeC-Foundation logo CMYK-2in Stem UCSD-BruceArnold
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Links to prior sessions on You Tube:

Please contact Lillian Maestas if you want to Mentor or Coach a Team
619-708-1180 or [email protected]

Sponsorships and general information email: [email protected]
Information on Team Sign‐up or to MENTOR: [email protected]