Delaware Technical Community College students Krystian Bates, Hannah Curran, Alex Reuben and Hannah Tattan finished a week of information security learning and application at the U.S. Cyber Challenge camp in Delaware by winning a July 21 Capture-the-Flag competition, which recognizes them as some of the nation’s top security talent.

Attendees to the invitation-only camp, which was held on the University of Delaware campus, were selected based in part on their scores from Cyber Quests, an online competition offered through USCC in April that nationally drew hundreds of competitors. The camp event was conducted in collaboration with Delaware Tech, University of Delaware, Delaware State University, Wilmington University and the Delaware Department of Technology and Information.

The 2017 Cyber Summer Camp Series features three weeklong camps located in Delaware, Illinois and Utah. The camps are an integral part of the USCC mission to identify and develop cybersecurity talent in order to reduce the nation’s cybersecurity workforce gap.

Participants are encouraged to continue developing their skills and network with like-minded individuals by becoming active members in CyberCompEx.org, an online community specifically geared toward cybersecurity enthusiasts.

An award ceremony held after the Capture-the-Flag competition included words from Gov. John Carney, U.S. Sen. Tom Carper, State of Delaware CSO Elayne Starkey, U.S. Cyber Challenge National Director Karen S. Evans, Chase Cotton of the University of Delaware, as well as video remarks from U.S. Sen. Chris Coons and U.S. Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester.