First official “CyberGONQ” cybersecurity challenge hosted by Algonquin College.


On Saturday, June 2 2012 Algonquin college hosted their first Cyber Security Challenge.  Congratulations to the winners!  Good times had by all.  See here for photographic evidence.

Grand Prize:  2 tickets to Ottawa’s premier IT Security conference – CounterMeasure|2012

The Algonquin College School of Advanced Technology has set up a realistic virtual corporate infrastructure (including networks, corporate files, web servers and workstations) to give the students a real-life experience in how cyber criminals work and think – and how to defend against them!

Students are learning to apply their classroom learning in a real world situation by competing to attack and defend a “live” company infrastructure from cyber security threats of all kinds.

The goals for the students and the College are to:

  • Solidify and expand their knowledge by working in a realistic corporate environment.
  • Prepare for future employment by developing many practical job skills that can be immediately applied to help their future employers.
  • Algonquin College School of Advanced Technology is proud to fulfill their mandate, and help the students have some fun!


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