2017 California Cyber Innovation Challenge
GO-Biz is excited to support the 2017 California Cyber Innovation Challenge (CCIC), a statewide high school cybersecurity competition. The CCIC will expand access to technology career pathways and help businesses address their cybersecurity skills gaps. This challenge will allow high school level cybersecurity competition teams to demonstrate their expertise, while encouraging the formation of new cybersecurity teams for future statewide challenges.
GO-Biz and Cal Poly are leading this event on behalf of the CyberCalifornia coalition. CyberCalifornia is an ever-growing coalition of businesses, academic institutions, and state agencies, all of whom understand the need to proactively address the cybersecurity concerns and opportunities associated with next-generation technologies.
June 23-25, 2017
California Cyber Training Complex
California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo
Register to attend the California Cyber Innovation Challenge
A diverse group of cybersecurity teams from throughout California submitted applications to compete in this statewide championship round. We look forward to announcing the final teams in the lead-up to the final round on June 24 and 25, 2017.
Understanding the inextricable link between cybersecurity and overall economic vitality, GO-Biz works to develop and support cybersecurity partnerships. States that proactively address cybersecurity concerns can encourage technological innovation, strengthen workforce development, and assist businesses of all types to become more cyber-secure.
This proactive approach to cybersecurity is particularly relevant in the development of innovative new products that are connected to the internet. California is the leader in many of the new technologies associated with the “Internet of Things” (IoT), the term for the phenomenon in which both physical devices and people are connected to networks that are linked to the internet and communicating sensitive data. For example, personal medical devices, home appliances, and automobiles can all be connected to the internet. This connectivity can lead to amazing breakthroughs in personal health and economic efficiency, yet it also raises serious concerns about the integrity of such sensitive data. By reinforcing its leadership position in cybersecurity, California will continue to be a global innovation trailblazer in the many industries associated with the IoT phenomenon.
GO-Biz works with a variety of stakeholders to support the development of technological solutions, skilled workers, and collaborative processes related to cybersecurity. These partnerships include CyberCalifornia and the California Cybersecurity Task Force.
CyberCalifornia is an ever-growing coalition of businesses,
academic institutions, and state agencies, all of whom understand the need to
proactively address the cybersecurity concerns and opportunities associated with
next-generation technologies. CyberCalifornia is organized in conjunction with
the Innovation Hub (iHub) Network. Formed in 2015, the CyberCalifornia
coalition has already developed multiple cybersecurity partnerships, including
an industry summit in the Governor’s Office, a youth innovation challenge, and
a pending supply chain grant application.
California Cybersecurity Task Force
The GO-Biz Innovation and Entrepreneurship Unit chairs
the Economic Development Subcommittee of the California
Cybersecurity Task Force. This task force is a statewide partnership
comprised of key stakeholders, subject matter experts, and cybersecurity
professionals from California's public sector, private industry, academia, and
law enforcement. The Task Force serves as an advisory body to the State of
California Senior Administration Officials in matters related to Cybersecurity,
and is led by the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services and the California
Department of Technology.