Leading Institutions:
Mohawk Valley Community College, University of South Florida




Welcome to the home of the National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity (NCAE-C) national competition!

The NCAE Cyber Games is dedicated to inspiring college students to enter the exciting realm of cyber competitions.

Cyber competitions are a valuable addition to any college student’s resume, but they also can be intimidating for first-timers. That's where the NCAE Cyber Games steps in.

The NCAE Cyber Games is creating a new style of collegiate cybersecurity competitions, one for college students who have never competed before, where they can learn about cyber competitions in an environment focused on teamwork, building confidence, and growing their skills!

If you’ve ever wondered how hackathons and cyber competitions work, this is the perfect place to try them out! You’re in the right place!




All times are in Eastern Standard Time (EST) *unless stated otherwise
Feb 17, 2024 NE 1 | 9:00 am MW 1 | 10:00 am
Feb 24, 2024 SE 1 | 9:00 am SW 1 | 11:00 am
Mar 2, 2024 MW 2 | 10:00 am NW 1 | 11:00 am
Mar 9, 2024 NE 2 | 8:00 am SE 2 | 9:00 am
Mar 16, 2024 NW 2 | *12:00 pm EDT SW 2 | *1:00 pm EDT
Mar 23, 2024 East Overflow | *10:00 am EDT West Overflow | *12:00 pm EDT
Mar 30, 2024 BYE WEEK / BYE WEEK
Apr 20, 2024 Invitational

NE - Northeast

SE - Southeast

NW - Northwest

SW - Southwest

MW - Midwest 

About Us:

What We Do –

The NCAE Cyber Games is all about making the world of cybersecurity easier to enter into. With our competition, we actively encourage and support the students looking to dip their toes into the industry, opening them to new paths of development, training, collaboration, and more!

With our seasoned staff, including some students and veterans in the field, we are proud to work with and provide the opportunities throughout this competition that are geared toward preparing the next generation of security specialists in North America!

A team of students over a computer, fixing a networking issue in, set in a lab.
Winners of the 2023 Cyber Games Competition, holding up a large trophy.

– Why We Do It

With the rise of instanced attacks on infrastructure, technology, software, and more, our purpose is to prepare students to enter the cybersecurity sector in North America. The NCAE-C Cyber Games is a multi-faceted competition that is geared to facilitate an engaging, open-ended environment, putting teams across the country against one another in a tournament that culminates in a grand, collaborative, in-person experience.

This reflects the true nature of the workforce in cybersecurity: collaboration, learning, engagement, teaching, and much, much more. We always strive to ensure that our competitors have the best experience in this environment, and come out of it never feeling like they lost, but always that they won by learning something along the way.

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Jake Mihevc
Initiative Co-Primary POC
Email: jmihevc@mvcc.edu
Ron Sanders
Initiative Co-Primary POC
Email: rpsanders@usf.edu