Enterprises Around the World to Compete in the International Cyber League (ICL) Americas Cyber Cup
Miami, May 2, 2023 – Cyberbit, the world’s leading cyber skills development and readiness platform, has partnered with Miami Dade College (MDC), designated a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity by the National Security Agency (NSA), to present the first International Cyber League (ICL) Americas Cyber Cup, starting Monday, May 22, through July 14. The virtual tournament is open to MDC students and participants from around the world.
The ICL Americas Cyber Cup will challenge participants with cyber labs that test their individual knowledge and live-fire exercises that test their incident response skills and their ability to work as a team. The live-fire exercises are powered by Cyberbit’s cyber range, which immerses teams in a virtual security operations center (SOC) that includes enterprise-grade networks and commercial security tools and simulates a real-world cyber-attack. Teams are required to detect and respond to the live attack and are scored according to the response time and their overall detection, investigation, and remediation performance.
“Miami Dade College is committed to leading the growth of the region’s cybersecurity workforce and helping to raise the cyber readiness levels of public and private entities,” said Jorge Ortega, Director of MDC’s Cybersecurity Center of the Americas. “We believe that competitions like the ICL Americas Cyber Cup are a vital component of cyber readiness, providing critical hands-on experience and the chance to perform as a team under pressure.
MDC and Cyberbit have a long history of collaboration, beginning with the opening of MDC’s Cybersecurity Center of the Americas and Cyber Range training facility in 2018. The training center uses Cyberbit’s cyber range to provide hands-on cyber skills development for cybersecurity students and professionals.
“We are very excited to join MDC in its vital efforts to grow cyber readiness and resilience by developing and training elite cybersecurity professionals,” said Susan Green, Senior National Director at Cyberbit. “The ICL Americas Cup allows cyber defense teams to stress-test their technical skills and essential softs skills like teamwork and communication. By leveraging Cyberbit’s cyber range, cyber defense teams can develop, test and benchmark their cyber defense skills, helping them identify performance gaps and strengths and master the skills they need to become leaders in the field.”
Teams will compete for the prestigious title of “Best Cyber Defense Team in the Americas” and prizes, including a MacBook Pro, an iPad Pro 11, an Apple Watch Series 8 and Apple Air Pod Pro. Register for the ICL Americas Cyber Cup here.
About Miami Dade College
Miami Dade College is the most diverse institution in the nation. There are 167 nations and 63 languages represented in its student body. The college’s eight campuses and outreach centers offer more than 300 distinct degree pathways including associate and baccalaureate degrees, career certificates and apprenticeships. Baccalaureate degree offerings include biological sciences, engineering, data analytics, information systems technology, education, public safety, supervision and management, nursing, physician assistant studies, film and others. MDC is the recipient of many top national awards including the Aspen Prize. As Democracy’s College, MDC changes lives through accessible, high quality-teaching and learning experiences. It is the home of the Miami Culinary Institute, the Miami Animation & Gaming International Complex, the Miami Fashion Institute, the Eig-Watson School of Aviation, The Idea Center, the Cybersecurity Center of the Americas, the Cloud Computing Center, the Center for Learning, Innovation and Simulation, the School for Advanced Studies, and the New World School of the Arts, to name a few of its most innovative programs. MDC has been named among the nation’s “Great Colleges to Work For” since the program’s inception. The College embraces its responsibility to serve as an economic, cultural, and civic leader for the advancement of our diverse global community. Its alumni and employees contribute more than $3 billion annually to the local economy, and MDC graduates occupy top leadership positions in every major industry. MDC is renowned for its rich cultural programming. It is the home of the Miami Book Fair, Miami Film Festival, the National Historic Landmark Miami Freedom Tower, Dyer Building, Koubek Center Mansion and Gardens, Live Arts Miami at MDC, the Lynn and Louis Wolfson II Florida Moving Image Archives, the Museum of Art and Design, a sculpture park and a large campus art gallery and theater system. MDC has admitted more than 2.5 million students and counting, since it opened its doors in 1960. Approximately 120,000 students are currently enrolled. For more information, visit www.mdc.edu.
Cyberbit provides the global leading attack readiness platform for enabling SOC teams to maximize their performance when responding to cyberattacks. The platform empowers security leaders to make the most of their cybersecurity investment by boosting the impact of the human element in their organization. Cyberbit delivers hyper-realistic attack simulations mirroring real-world scenarios. It enables security leaders to dramatically reduce MTTR, dwell time and cybercrime costs, improve hiring and onboarding, and increase employee retention. Customers include Fortune 500 companies, MSSPs, systems integrators, governments, and leading healthcare providers.