Cyber security is in a constant state of evolving threats and technologies. The goal of this contest is to raise awareness among the events' audience regarding cyber security related topics. It also provides contestants a potential foundation for a future dissertation, improves communication skills, or opens doors for career opportunities. Top submissions in each category will be chosen for final presentation at the Cyber Security and Awareness Fair based on the abstract and poster draft submission.
PLEASE NOTE: The format of the final presentation of your work will be determined as we have more information with regards to the status of the pandemic and LA County's guidelines. The current plan that is subject to change is for the final contestants to present in an online format. This will include you and/or your team submitting a poster (.pdf), and abstract (.pdf) for the initial entry. Those chosen for the final competition will submit a poster (.pdf), paper (.pdf), and video (.mp4). We are also planning for students that are local to have an opportunity to present in person at the fair.
On the day of the event, a time for judging will be scheduled for you and/or your team. The team of judges comes from industry leaders, government agencies, and education. You and/or your team will need to be prepared to answer questions from a wide range of perspectives and discuss your research in depth.
The contest has two different opportunities for entry based on the individual or team’s skillset and desired audience: Cyber Awareness Poster and Cyber Problem-Solving Research Poster.
IMPORTANT DATES AND DEADLINES
- September 23, 2022, at 5:00 PM PST – Poster Submission Deadline. No late entries will be accepted.
- September 30, 2022 - Students will be notified of their acceptance.
- October 7, 2022 – Accepted students attend boot camp on how to present.
- October 14, 2022, at 10 AM PST- Final poster, research paper, and presentation video link must be completed and uploaded. No late work will be accepted.
- October 20, 2022, 10 AM – 2 PM PST- Presentation for competition: full team must be available.
ELIGIBILITY AND SUBMISSION INFORMATION
Eligibility to compete: Undergraduate and graduate college students currently enrolled at an accredited college listed on the Department of Education website with a .edu email address that is active for the semester or quarter of the contest. Top submissions in each category will be chosen for final presentation at the Cyber Security and Awareness Fair based on the abstract and poster draft submission.
The final judging will be on October 20, 2022. Contestant/Team must be available to virtually present the content of their abstract from 10am-2pm on October 20th, 2022. Final judging for the winners will be held on the day of the event. Decision of the judges is final.
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