The Department of Energy expands its CyberForce® program and offers more ways for students to test their cybersecurity skills.
After a tough, day-long contest, Seth Manesse from Utah State University won the sixth CyberForce Competition.
The 2020 CyberForce Competition will be hosting over 400 students attending U.S. accredited institutions. Students will compete to harden and defend simulated wind energy infrastructure from cyber-attacks, while maintaining service for their customers (played by volunteers). Competitors will be selected by random lottery.
In a first-time virtual contest, Argonne researchers will challenge hundreds of college students to defend simulated energy-sector infrastructure against cyberattacks.
To combat the cyber threat in sports, Argonne scientists built an assessment tool for team and stadium owners to fix vulnerabilities.
Distributed energy resources use electronics to communicate with each other or with a control center. Yet this presents opportunities for cyber attacks that could become real threats to the electric power system. Argonne experts are developing ways to protect power systems from these threats before they can occur.
After a long suspenseful day, University of Maryland, Baltimore County earned the top spot as national winner of the U.S. Department of Energy’s CyberForce Competition.