Cyber security competitions can take place either online or at a specific locations and run the gamut from testing security flaws in business software to hacking into drone navigation systems. Want to be challenged? See the list below for Cyber Competition opportunities.


Global Cyberlympics

The Cyberlympics is a competition aimed at a broad scope of IT Security Professionals and though we include some CTF components, Cyberlympics goes beyond the basic CTF challenge! We enforce the idea of team-work by providing challenges that span nearly all areas of IT Security such as pen testing, forensics, malware, log analysis, system exploitation, physical security and those are just to name a few. Learn More


National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition

CCDC competitions ask student teams to assume administrative and protective duties for an existing “commercial” network – typically a small company with 50+ users, 7 to 10 servers, and common Internet services such as a web server, mail server, and e-commerce site. Learn More

CyberForce Competition

Through the CyberForce Competition™, DOE has worked to increase 1) hands-on cyber education to college students and professionals, 2) awareness into the critical infrastructure and cyber security nexus, and 3) basic understanding of cyber security within a real-world scenario. Learn More


The National Cyber League (NCL)

The NCL, powered by Cyber Skyline, enables students to prepare and test themselves against practical cybersecurity challenges that they will likely face in the workforce, such as identifying hackers from forensic data, pen testing and auditing vulnerable websites, recovering from ransomware attacks, and much more! Learn More


The International Cyber League

The ICL Collegiate Cup allows students in cyber security programs to compete in live-fire challenges that mirror the scenarios they will face on the job in a hyper-realistic cyber range. It is a prime opportunity for students to prove that they have what it takes to excel in their careers as cyber defenders – and win world-class prizes! Learn More



Hivestorm is a collegiate-focused cyber defense competition. Teams compete by securing provided Windows and Linux based virtual machines – removing malware and other infections, correcting misconfigurations, mitigating vulnerabilities, disabling vulnerable services, and so on. Teams accumulate points for addressing each scored issue and must race against the clock to accumulate as many points as they can before time expires. Learn More