Key Upcoming Events

CAE Community Events

The CAE Community regularly hosts technical talks, symposiums, competitions, workshops, and career fairs. Please explore the CAE Community's list of upcoming events for more information (the event list is available in calendar form).

Cybersecurity Competitions


The U.S. Department of Energy sponsors/runs CyberForce, a unique cyber security competition, during the fall & spring of each year. The competition provides students a hands-on security approach to their cyber infrastructure (to include servers and virtual machines) to the physical devices on their tables. Participants also have the strain of balancing their security with usability; competition scoring includes a user’s ability to continue normal work operations.

Global CyberLympics

The EC-Council's Global CyberLympics is an online ethical hacking, computer network defense game, dedicated to finding the top computer network defense teams. Teams are made up of four to six players. Each round of the competition serves as an elimination round until only the top teams remain. The winning teams from every region are invited to play the game in person at the world finals. The CyberLympics finals typically occur during the EC-Council's Cyber Security Week in the fall of each year.

Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (NCCDC)

The NCCDC provides an educational venue in which students apply the theory and practical skills they have learned in their course work. The competition fosters a spirit of teamwork, ethical behavior, and effective communication both within and across teams to create interest and awareness among participating institutions and students. Registration for the NCCDC typically closes in January for a Spring Semester competition season.

National Centers of Academic Excellence (NCAE) in Cybersecurity Games

The NCAE Cyber Games seek to inspire the next generation of cybersecurity professionals by creating a new style of cybersecurity competition, one for students who have never competed before. New competitors can learn about cyber competitions in an environment focused on teamwork, building confidence, and growing skills.

National Cyber League Competition

The National Cyber League Competition seeks to prepare the next generation of cybersecurity professionals by providing high school and college students, as well as their coaches, an online, safe platform of real-world cybersecurity challenges. This competition is typically run during the Spring and Fall seasons of each year.

US Cyber Challenge: Cyber Quests

The Center for Internet Security and U.S. Cyber Challenge sponsor a series of Fall/Spring Cyber Quests. Cyber Quests are a series of fun but challenging on-line competitions allowing participants to demonstrate their knowledge in a variety of information security realms. Each quest features an artifact for analysis, along with a series of quiz questions. Some quests focus on a potentially vulnerable sample web server as the artifact, challenging participants to identify its flaws using vulnerability analysis skills. Other quests are focused around forensic analysis, packet capture analysis, and more. The quests have varying levels of difficulty and complexity, with some quests geared toward beginners, while others include more intermediate and ultimately advanced material.


CyberPatriot is a great cyber defense competition that is geared towards K-12 students. The event is sponsored/run by the Air Force Association.

Past Events

Pennsylvania State Police Digital Forensics Session

ESU's CCSIA is hosting the Pennsylvania State Police for a presentation on digital forensics. The talk will be live-streamed via zoom and is open to all students, faculty, and the general public. The presentation will begin at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, 23 November 2021. Please contact CCSIA Director, Dr. Mike Jochen via email at to register and receive the zoom link for the talk.

NAURI DECIDE Cybersecurity Exercise

Norwich University's Applied Research Institutes (NAURI) is hosting the DECIDE Cybersecurity Exercise on November 19, 2021. More information is available on the exercise registration page.

CyberForce Virtual Carrier Fair

The U.S. Department of Energy is hosting a virtual career fair on Tuesday, November 16, 2021 at 2pm EST.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about ESU's Computer Security programs or the Center for Computer Security and Information Assurance, please contact the department of Computer Science.

Contact Information

Campus Address
Science & Technology Center 318
(570) 422-3666
(570) 422-3490 (Fax)
Title of Department Leader
Director, Computer Security Programs
Mike Jochen