About the Competition
The fifth annual Loyola Blakefield Cyber Challenge is an exciting event for all participants, new and experienced. It will take place on March 26, 2022, between 9am and 3pm, with awards given out at the end. There will be an in person and virtual option for participants. The competition is created by students at Loyola Blakefield High School for students across the nation. Participants will be tasked with solving challenges on a wide variety of topics, all pertinent to real-life cyber threats prevalent in today’s society. Whether this is your first introduction into the world of cyber security, or you’ve mastered many skills in the field, this competition is open to you.
“Some of our students were feeling pretty intimidated at the beginning of the day, and by the end they had gained a lot of confidence and had a lot of fun largely due to help and encouragement from the yellow shirts” – Faculty Member
The challenge is designed to both teach and test competitors’ abilities to think outside the box when handling cyber threats and solving cryptographic puzzles. Loyola student staff will provide assistance and ensure the contest runs fluently. If you’ve ever been interested in or curious about cybersecurity, LBC2 is an excellent opportunity to try it out. The competition is open to all students grades 8 through 12 at no cost! The only hardware requirement is a computer or laptop capable of wirelessly accessing the internet This year is even more special than normal, with the 10th anniversary of Loyola Blakefield Cyber Security Informatics and the fifth anniversary of LBC2.
This year we are proud to partner with ComTech Communications and their CyberStronger platform to host part of the competition. Juniper Networks will also be onsite providing students the opportunity to test drive their Marvis platform. Marvis is a virtual network assistant powered by Juniper’s Mist Artificial Intelligence (AI) platform.
Beginner: If you are competing in the Beginner group, all you need is a computer with an internet connection
Advanced: A computer with Kali Linux installed is recommended.
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Loyola Blakefield CSI
The Loyola Blakefield Cyber Science Initiative (LBCSI) is a student run group. It is directed by Steve Morrill, Director of Technology & Cyber Science at Loyola Blakefield. The vision for this competition is to bring new opportunities to all students in the country, in addition to connecting the business world with a diverse talent pool. LBCSI has become the international leader in Cyber education for students in middle and high school.
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Thank you to our sponsors. If you are interested in sponsoring LBC2, please contact Steve Morrill.