What is Cyber Security?
Cyber security is the application of technologies, processes and controls to protect electronic systems, networks, programs, devices and data from malicious cyber attacks. It aims to reduce the risk of cyber attacks and protect against the unauthorised exploitation of systems, networks and technologies.
What is CYWARIA League North?
CYWARIA League North is Canada’s Elite cybersecurity league. CyberNB is excited to launch Canada’s first fully gamified cybersecurity challenge. Students from across the country will compete against each other in monthly campaigns where they will compete to be Canada’s top Cywarrior.
Why Join the League?
CYWARIA League North, is a competitive eSports type environment while experiencing real world scenarios. The interactive eSports environment provides students with high entertainment value, while learning cybersecurity skills and knowledge related to a potential career in this booming industry.
Who Can Register to Play?
Level up your cybersecurity skills with hands-on technical challenges for today's threats. Canadian students registered in grades 11 and 12 are eligible to participate. At this time participation in the league is not open to students in Quebec.
Are there any pre-requisites to participate?
There are no specific pre-requisites to participate however, it is recommended that players have some prior knowledge of cybersecurity practices including Linux, CLI, and Networking.
How Do You Play?
Each month there will be a campaign that will be open for a set amount of time. Players will compete by solving the challenges within the allotted time. Scores are based on the amount of time it took to solve, as well as whether players requested hints to solve challenges during the campaign. An overall score will be provided for each player.
How Do I Know My Ranking?
Points are collected cumulatively to create a live leaderboard that ranks participants, this competitive element creates a life-like pressure to complete the tasks quickly and effectively.
What equipment is required from the student?
All the players will need is a laptop or PC, and a strong internet connection.
Do I Play as an Individual or on a Team?
Players will compete individually against one another.
What is the Time Commitment?
The time commitment to participate in each monthly campaign will be approximately 24 hours. Between monthly campaigns, players will be able to go through videos, tutorials, and access other resources to help prepare for the next campaign.
Are there Prizes for Top Players?
There are various prizes to be won, all of which are made available at the sole discretion of CyberNB. Prizes will be awarded to the Winner(s) and may also be awarded to other Participants as chosen by CyberNB in its sole and absolute discretion.
Details of all prizes are as follows:
All prizes are subject to change according to the sole discretion of CyberNB. CyberNB may elect, in its sole discretion, not to award any prize to any Winner.
How Do I Register?
Register by completing the registration form including payment and the provision of parental consent if participant is under the age of 18.
How Much Does it Cost to Participate and What is the Deadline to Register?
Can I Pay Monthly??
Yes, there are several monthly payment options.
What Does the Participation Fee Include??
Included in the fee is full access to CYWARIA League North platform and National Competition as well as pre challenge traning materials and post challenge review and the opportunity to participate in Canada’s first eSports style cybersecurity competition, all while learning real world cybersecurity skills.
How Do I Pay??
Payment can be made as part of the registration process. Credit Card required.