CyberSycamoreThe CyberSycamore Club was established in the 2021-2022 school year by the School of Criminology and Security Studies to supplements cybersecurity classroom curricula with education at meetings, participating in collegiate and other cyber competitions, and establishing an environment that fosters education by sharing cyber concepts. The club is not only open to Cyber majors but all IT related majors and minors including CS and IT.

Mission: The purpose of the CyberSycamore Club is to provide a hands-on learning experience that promotes growth, knowledge, and experience in the field of Cyber Security. As lessons learned from failure are as important as lessons learned from success, the club will strive to foster a safe and secure environment where the student feels comfortable in experimenting regardless of the outcome. The club will have access to the new Cyber Lab for all their meetings and events. The club will have a faculty advisor that will be active for all the clubs needs. The club will provide a venue for students outside the classroom to engage in cybersecurity events, competitions, hands-on workshops, career mentoring sessions, hear guest speakers, and much more. 

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Jason E James

Co-Chairs: Hudson Siddeons and Kenechukwu Azikiwe

If you are interested in being a part of the Sybersycamore Club and the Spring Competitions and want to join in the Microsoft Teams group chat, please reach out to Dr. Jason James at or one of the Co-Chairs

The NCL Spring 2023 Season Schedule is as follows:

Registration: January 30 - March 17

Gym Open: January 30 - May 27

Practice Game: March 20 - March 26

Individual Game: March 31- April 2

Team Game: April 14 - April 16

In addition, because we are now a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense, the NCAE Cyber Games competition is available which would start in February.

The CyberSycamore club is a sponsored organization that will be able to compete in local, regional, and national cybersecurity competitions and events such as those below.

Department of Energy organized cyber defense competition The Department of Energy (DOE) hoss two successful cyber defense competitions to exercise interactive, scenario-based events, where teams engage in cybersecurity activities includes methods, practices, strategy, policy, and ethics. Through the CyberForce Competition™, DOE has worked to increase 1) hands-on cyber education to college students and professionals, 2) awareness into the critical infrastructure and cyber security nexus, and 3) basic understanding of cyber security within a real world scenario.

National Cyber League (NCL) is the most inclusive, performance-based, learning-centered collegiate cybersecurity competition today!

National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (NCCDC)

US Cyber Challenge (USCC) is a program previously supported by the Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate through a contract with the Center for Internet Security, a 501c(3) organization. USCC serves as the premiere program to identify, attract, train, recruit, and place the next generation of cybersecurity professionals into the workforce.

Midwest Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition - Two-year and four-year colleges and universities are putting together their top tech-savvy students to form teams to compete.

CyberCompEx - Connecting America's Best and Brightest to the Cybersecurity Industry and mapping competitions to the NICE Framwork.

Cyber Skyline - Host numerous cyber competition events including Cyberseed '21 (Takes place March 27) and the NCL, check them out and register.

Central InfoSec CTF -Whether you are looking to enhance your skills, want to gain hands-on experience, learn offensive methodologies, challenge others, or are an organization looking for a team building exercise, this capture the flag event is for you! This capture the flag exercise is a team-based event with over 250 challenges. You are able to play as a team of one, but we recommend that you you create/join a team of up to ten players. Points will be awarded for completing challenges. Make sure you check out the website. Starts April 5, 2021.

JerseyCTF - a Beginner Jeopardy style capture the flag with industry speakers, cash prizes and more April 10-11, check it out.