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San Diego Mayor’s Cyber Cup

April 30, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 4:40 pm

Open to middle & high school students within Southern California


The San Diego Mayor’s Cyber Cup cyber defense competition is open to all San Diego high schools and sponsored by the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) as one of its science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) outreach initiatives.

Download 2015/2016 flyer (PDF)

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For a video describing the Mayor’s Cup Competition and how mentors support the competition, click here

We need Sponsors – Can you Help ?

  • The Mayors’ Cup is one of the first high and middle school computer security competitions
  • We are San Diego and Southern California focused
  • We charge no registration fees. We rely solely on the contributions of companies and individuals interested in developing the next generation of computer and network engineers
  • Sponsors are encouraged to attend the competition and root for the teams they sponsor and to meet with these students to encourage them

Sponsorship Opportunities

  • Individual Team(s) $675
  • Lunch $400
  • Breakfast $200
  • Facilities $550
  • Awards $400 to $5000 (Team shirts, Trophies, Certificates, Cash Awards)
  • Whatever you can!

It’s a Great opportunity for company recognition in supporting an urgent and growing education and professional need.

Cyber Cup Goals

  • Encourage students to learn more about information assurance and computer security
  • Provide an educational venue in which students are able to apply the theories and practical skills they have learned
  • Foster a spirit of teamwork, ethical behavior and effective communication both within and across teams
  • Create interest and awareness among participating schools and students
  • Encourage students to consider information assurance and computer security as possible career paths or courses of study in higher education

Mentor a Team
Local schools need mentors to help their teams prepare for the competition. If you are a cybersecurity professional and would like to mentor a team please click here for the signup form.

If you have any questions about mentoring please contact Craig Hardin at: chardin@securingourecity.org

Competition Series

Qualification Rounds: February 26-27,2016 and March 4-5,2016
Final Competition: April 2, 2016

San Diego Mayor’s Cyber Cup – FINALS Challenge Commences April 30, 2016


April 30, 2016
10:00 am - 4:40 pm


Lillian Maestas


The Ida and Cecil Green Faculty Club, UCSD
9500 Gilman Dr
La Jolla,, CA 92093 United States