The President’s Cup Cybersecurity Competition Is Underway


The competition is open to any federal employee, including the Department of Defense and uniformed service members.

The second annual President’s Cup cybersecurity competition—made up of entirely of federal employees and military personnel—kicked off in July and will run through December.

The President’s Cup, which was created in 2019 through an executive order from President Trump, is open to individual participants and teams of up to five, and is divided into two tracks: incident response and forensics and exploitation analysis and vulnerability assessment analysis. According to the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, which released an update on the competition Friday, the first two qualification rounds will be done online, with a final round taking palace in-person at CISA facilities in Arlington, Va. Winners are eligible for incentives and awards from their respective agencies.

“The federal cybersecurity workforce is a strategic asset that protects our citizens, homeland and the American way of life. CISA is proud and excited to lead the second annual President’s Cup Cybersecurity Competition to measure the knowledge, skills and abilities of the diverse cybersecurity talent within government,” said CISA Director Christopher Krebs in a statement announcing the competition. “We incorporated feedback from last year by adding specialty tracks for individual competitors and made other improvements to make the competition more challenging, engaging and rewarding.”

Team registration concluded Aug. 14, but individual registration is open through Aug. 28. For more information, visit CISA’s website