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CSU Hosts Cybersecurity Challenge

Cleveland State University will host a cyber capture the flag event as part of the Ohio Cyber Collaboration Committee’s (OC3) Cyber Range. The event will test students’ skills at defending against cyberattacks in “real-world” scenarios.

The event will be held Wednesday, April 25 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in CSU’s Julka Hall, 2485 Euclid Ave., Cleveland.

OC3, a collaborative effort of more than 100 public, private, military and educational organizations led by the Ohio National Guard, was initiated by Ohio Governor John Kasich to develop a stronger cybersecurity infrastructure and provide innovative training and education to strengthen Ohio’s cyber workforce. The OC3 Cyber Range is a virtual training ground accessible for competitions, training and as a testing environment for schools, governments and businesses.

During the daylong capture the flag event, students from Cleveland State and northeast Ohio school districts will work in teams of two to solve a series of real-world environments to test their technical skills and knowledge of cybersecurity. Teams can retrieve virtual flags when they successfully solve the challenges, and prizes will be awarded for first-, second- and third-place finishers.

For more information about the Ohio Cyber Collaboration Committee, visit