Cybersecurity Summit and U.S. Cyber Challenge Awards

October 4, 2023 - October 4, 2023

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Hosted By: American Council for Technology (ACT) and Industry Advisory Council (IAC)

Location: Reston, VA

The Summit will address several of the critical infrastructure sectors on what is being done to mitigate the risk and protect the security of our Nation. In addition, the Summit will provide a special dedication and awards ceremony to the winners of the U.S. Cyber Challenge.

The U.S. Cyber Challenge serves as a premier program to identify, attract, recruit, train, and place the next generation of cybersecurity professionals. Top performers from different colleges and universities are offered award-winning training from top instructors on new concepts and approaches. During the cyber camps in the summer, those who qualify participate in discussions with leaders in the cyber field and teams are formed where they compete against others in the region in a “capture-the-flag” competition where the winners win scholarships and prizes. The winners from each region compete in a National CyberBowl in the fall and are acknowledged at the Cybersecurity Summit in October by representatives from the White House. The mission of this initiative is to identify and train cybersecurity experts to fill the workforce gap of cybersecurity professionals through a process of assessment, training and employment networking.

This event is being done in collaboration with ACT-IAC and the Center for Internet Security (CIS).


  • Enlighten industry and government on what is being done at different agencies to secure their critical infrastructures
  • To learn and share updates, trends, and challenges on Cybersecurity
  • To acknowledge the successful competition and completion of the winners of the U.S. Cyber Challenge and the National CyberBowl
  • To share with Universities and Colleges the opportunity to participate in a U.S. Cyber Challenge by describing the cybersecurity assessment, training, and competitive challenge process

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