With the current concerns regarding the data collection and sharing process on various social media platforms, especially Tik Tok, and Facebook, Tik Tok has taken the chance to smoothen out all the doubts on the platforms by making an effort to connect ties with United States officials. In case you didn’t know, Tik Tok has now been declared as the official launching sponsor of the United States Cyber Games.
What are the US Cyber Games?
The US cyber games were founded by Katzy in collaboration with the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) program at the NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology). The program is set to run from April to October 2021. It comprises the US Cyber Open, the selection of the first-ever US Cyber Team as well as the US Cyber Combine Invitational to represent the US at the International Cybersecurity Challenge (ICC) in Athens, Greece, in December.
In addition to becoming the founding sponsor, Roland Cloutier, Tik Tok Chief Security Officer, will be joining the organization board of advisors, which will declare the coaching team for the US Cyber Games and the US Team Draft Day on October fifth. This partnership will allow the US Cyber Team to field a team in international as well as domestic competitions.
These games, led by Katzy in partnership with NICE, are an esports–style program collaboratively tailored to attach the education benefits and engagement values to fortify cybersecurity talents with crucial skills and abilities.
Processes of identifying the best in Cybersecurity
The US Cyber games will use the following techniques to determine the best in Cybersecurity.
US Cyber Open
All applicants aged 18 to 26 from all over the United States will compete in the Capture the Flag (CTF) race that will be held for two weeks. This competition will consist of a sequence of online cybersecurity contests, where all participants will be tested in various cybersecurity fields.
US Cyber Combine Invitational
During this phase, sixty athletes will be invited to take part in a number of online learning programs and games for over eight weeks. Here, IT consultants will be scored in various cybersecurity fields. They will also undergo a fitness for cyber assessment, interview with numerous coaches and take part in an advanced CTF qualifier round.
US Cyber Team of Drafted Athletes
This includes twenty topmost cybersecurity athletes that will be chosen for the introductory US Cyber Team to embody the US at the Global Cybersecurity Challenge.
Who can Participate in US Cyber Games?
Anyone can participate in the US Cyber Games. However, to qualify for these games, the applicants must be 18 to 26 years of age, a citizen of the United States, and with an active passport by September 2021. Also, the applicants must be able to travel abroad and adhere to all travel restrictions.
All IT consultants, cybersecurity experts and leaders from corporates, government, and the academic world can apply to be part of the Cyber coaching team.
Tik Tok hopes that apart from becoming the founding sponsors to these games, they will also benefit by gaining government trust. Besides, the main goal of these games is to bring together the most elite cybersecurity team for the global cybersecurity contests.