NDIA San Diego Chapter and fellow organizers, National University and California Cyberhub held the SoCal Cyber Cup Challenge on February 16, 2019. After about 5 months of effort, 14 San Diego and Southern California area schools met at the UCSD Supercomputer Center for the SoCal Cyber Cup Challenge 2018-19 Finals.

Seven Varsity Division (high school) and seven Junior Varsity Division (middle high) teams utilized their individual and team skills to assess, secure, and monitor their systems that mirrored real world networked systems and storage environments via the HaiKu Cyber Range developed by Sentek Global and ran within Amazon Web Services Cloud.

Congratulations to all the Challengers!

Varsity / High School Score Grant Junior Varsity / Middle School Score  Grant
1st Scripps Ranch 1404 $6,000 Oak Valley 1024 $6,000
2nd Del Norte 1174 $4,750 The Cambridge School 778 $4,750
3rd Eastlake HS 762 $3,500 Design 39 Campus 754 $3,500
4th Westview 740 $2,500 Eastlake MS 535 $2,500
5th Fountain Valley 692 $750 Meadowbrook 492 $750
6th Grossmont 504 $750 Dana 376 $750
7th Capistrano Valley 456 $750 Bella Vista 359 $750

Cyber security is one of the fastest growing professions on the planet generating more than a $1.5 billion impact on the local San Diego economy alone. Organizers of the SoCal Cyber Cup Challenge have brought together the best and brightest students from Southern California to compete for the prestigious Cyber Cup here in San Diego. The cyber defense competition was open to all high school and middle school students and expanded into Imperial, San Diego, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties. This event is the hallmark of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) outreach initiatives. Over 500 students participated in the challenge this year with 14 teams making it into the finals.

The link below has pictures of the event that captured all the fun! Please download and save to your files and share with the group.


On KUSI Good Morning San Diego, they spoke with the Champions.


A sincere thank you to all the Students, Coaches, Parents, and Volunteers that participated this year and we look forward to you returning next year.

This event is made possible by all our generous Sponsors. THANK YOU!