Wicked6 Cyber Games: A cybersecurity exhibition at the HyperX Esports Arena Las Vegas 8 Aug 2019

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The Women’s Society of Cyberjutsu has announced the Wicked6 Cyber Games  cybersecurity exhibition and fundraiser will be held at HyperX Esports Arena Las Vegas at the Luxor Hotel and Casino on August 8, 2019 followed by the 6th Annual Cyberjutsu Women’s Awards Reception.

In this exciting setting, purpose-built for online gaming, the Wicked6 Cyber Games takes its lead from the esports world. Six collegiate teams will compete head-to-head in preliminary, semi-final and championship rounds in an arena before an audience of avid fans in the presence of major fundraising supporters.

“As the demand for cybersecurity talent continues to grow, it is critical to provide a fun and engaging platform for competitors to hone their skills and showcase their talents to potential employers,” said Mari Galloway, CEO of the Women’s Society of Cyberjutsu. “Wicked6 will demonstrate how exciting cybersecurity can be and raise awareness of the profession.”

Competitors will demonstrate ethical hacking skills in realistic simulations of industry-specific scenarios, like protecting a financial institution or defending a power grid, on a state-of-the-art platform designed to gamify cybersecurity.

Collegiate cyber teams interested in participating in Wicked6 can find out more information here. The registration deadline to participate is May 15, 2019.

“One of Wicked6’s goals is to demonstrate how cyber skills develop and how players accomplish tasks in a competition environment,” said Bobbie Stempfley, Director of the CERT Division of the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. “A winning team exemplifies technical skills, teamwork, communication and leadership skills that directly map to sought-after IT security skills in the corporate environment.”

Wicked6 will raise funds for the Women’s Society of Cyberjutsu, a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit whose mission is to advance women in cybersecurity careers by promoting hands-on training, networking, resource-sharing and other professional opportunities. WSC organizes hacker camps, STEM camps, workshops, study groups, and speaker programs for girls and women beginning in middle school and extending through their professional careers.

Wicked6 sponsors will be a part of the promotion before and during the event. There are numerous ways for sponsors to get involved, from hosting a VIP suite to providing team stipends. For more information about sponsorships, please visit http://wicked6.com/sponsor/.

The Women’s Society of Cyberjutsu is joined in organizing Wicked6 by their marketing partner, Katzcy Consulting. An advisory board has been assembled, with members from the public and private sector with extensive expertise in all areas of cybersecurity, to guide event planning and execution.

For more see: https://wicked6.com/

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