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Cyber Quest uses games to solve cyber challenges

Karen Evans, director, U.S. Cyber Challenge

wfedstaff | June 3, 2015 11:59 pm

Calling all friendly hackers – the government wants you!

The U.S. Cyber Challenge has kicked off round two of a contest for hackers who might work at your agency one day.

It’s the Cyber Quest competition, an invitation for competitors to break into a file and answer questions about it. The winners get to advance to a camp with hands-on training that culminates in a team competition.

Karen Evans, director of the U.S. Cyber Challenge, said the competition is a way to tap into future cyber talent using online games to attract participants.

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The hope is that the government succeeds at “keeping them engaged and keeping their interest going so they will want a career in this field,” Evans said.

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Registration for Cyber Quest closes April 30.

This story is part of Federal News Radio’s daily Cybersecurity Update brought to you by Tripwire. For more cybersecurity news, click here.