Competition Goal:

Through the Department of Energy CyberForce Competition®, we aim to leverage the people, research and capabilities of the National Laboratory Complex by providing a competition that tests the next generation of cyber professionals’ ability to protect and defend energy-focused critical infrastructure.

Student (Blue Team) Eligibility:
  • Participants must be at least 18 years of age to participate.
  • Participants must be attending an accredited U.S. higher education institution.
  • Participants must be degree seeking: associates, undergraduate, graduate, and PhD.
  • Participants must be actively attending the institution they wish to represent.
  • Participants must be on a team of 4-6 individuals.
  • Once the competition has begun, a participant must complete the competition.
Successful teams will have:
  • A connection to an accredited cyber program.
  • A base knowledge in industrial control systems.
  • The ability to work together as a team.
  • The motivation and want to learn and try new things.
  • A passion to think outside the box for defensive measures.
  • A drive to provide innovative solutions.