2024 SoCal Cyber Cup Challenge



National Defense Industry Association (NDIA) 15th Annual SoCal Cyber Cup Challenge



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Request for Sponsorships

Need for Cybersecurity Training
The San Diego Business Journal Reported on 11/27/2023:
“Cybersecurity is now everyone’s business,” Lisa Easterly, President of the San Diego Cybersecurity Center of Excellence noted. In 2023, no one is immune. “The FBI reports more than a 300% increase in cybercrimes across all industries since the pandemic began with a global cost of a data breach climbing over $4.4 million,” she said. “More than half of these costly attacks are aimed at small and medium-sized businesses, and that’s our region’s economic engine.”
“Now pair that with the global shortage of cyber professionals to thwart these attacks – to the tune of about 570,000 openings in the United States and 7,500 here in San Diego – and it becomes mission critical to address this systemic risk.”

NDIA-SD Cyber-Cup Training/Competition
National University provides twenty tutorials and Cyber Skyline provide 3 months of a practice cybersecurity gym March 4 – May 11 as well as a qualification round April 25-27 and final competition on May 11, 2024. Participating schools included middle schools, high schools, and community colleges in the five-county region of Imperial, San Diego, Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino Counties in Southern California. We reached over 50 schools and 675 students last year.

Benefits of Sponsorship
Sponsorship provides students cybersecurity skills in a real-world learning and competition environment. Trained cybersecurity interns and employees directly benefits every corporation as well as government, military, and civilian organizations. Your company name and logo will be featured in our competition, advertising and on the NDIA-SD web site.

What You Can Do
As we prepare for the 15th Annual SoCal Cyber Cup Challenge, we face a number of challenges, to maintain the excellence of our past competitions and expand the competition to additional middle and high schools, community colleges and their students.

Due to funding shortages, it is imperative that NDIA-SD expand our sources of income. We are reaching out to the five counties (San Bernardino, Imperial, Orange, Riverside and San Diego) to seek sponsorships from the counties that participate in the Challenge. We have structured our Sponsorship levels in creating a general fund with sponsor levels.

Diamond Level for $5k
Platinum Level for $2k
Gold Level for $1K
Silver Level for $500
Bronze Level for $100
Supporter Level for $50
Contributor Level for $25

To donate by credit card, please log on to the Constant Contact SoCal Cyber Cup Challenge at:

Please make checks payable to NDIA San Diego Chapter. Write “SoCal CCC” on the memo line
Mail to:
NDIA San Diego Chapter
3639 Midway Drive
Suite B 175
San Diego, CA 92110

If you wish to give at a different level, please contact Kevin Bowen at [email protected]
For Silver Level and above, please send your name, email and logo to [email protected]

Kevin Bowen
STEM Chair
[email protected]

Click here to view the 2023 Student Success Story

Help us spread the word to students to participate

Please send this page and the Student Flyer to interested students.

In its 14th year, The SoCal Cyber Cup Challenge (SoCal CCC) is once again reaching out to all students in the five-county region of Imperial, San Diego, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties!

Middle, High School and Community College Students

It’s time to get excited, form a team and learn about one of the most exciting career choices you can make, while having fun and working together with your friends.

Here is what you need to do:

Simply form a three-to-eight-person team with a few of your friends, ask a teacher, counselor, or a parent to be your coach and have them register your team! If you wish, the organizers will help find a mentor for your team that can guide you through the exciting training steps and learning process. More than likely you will be on top of your game in a very short while!

SoCal CCC is FREE to all Students

This is only possible with Sponsors, Coaches and Mentors – Please consider helping!

For more Information and Registration details click the links below

Thank You to our Organizers!