Cyber Cup Competition
In the Virginia Cyber Cup Capture the Flag, competing teams tackle problems in scenarios designed to model real-world computer security challenges across a range of categories that includes cryptography, network traffic analysis, reverse engineering, steganography, and more.
An understanding of historical and modern security vulnerabilities is helpful to gain the most of this experience. With challenges ranging from introductory to advanced, this competition is designed to both test skills and teach concepts.
This competition is developed and hosted by the Virginia Cyber Range.
Virginia Cyber Range
The Virginia Cyber Range is a Commonwealth of Virginia initiative with a mission to enhance cybersecurity education in our high schools, community colleges, and universities.
The range will provide an extensive courseware repository for educators and a cloud-hosted virtual environment where students will practice what they have learned in immersive, hands-on laboratory exercises to complement their cybersecurity courses. The Cyber Range will largely operate as a virtual center. Offerings will be crafted and hosted in the “cloud,” where they can be accessed by participating schools and agencies. This approach will allow for easy customization, scalability, and responsiveness, while minimizing costs.
The Virginia Cyber Range brings together faculty from George Mason University, James Madison University, Longwood University, Norfolk State University, Virginia Tech, and Radford University, as well as faculty from Lord Fairfax Community College, Northern Virginia Community College, and Tidewater Community College. Virginia Tech’s IT Security Office is coordinating the development and use of the range platform.