International cybersecurity case competition

Event Date

Friday, November 12, 2021 8:00am - 6:00pm

Event Descriptions

William & Mary’s Global Innovation Challenge (WMGIC) will partner with the Whole of Government Center of Excellence and NATO Allied Command Transformation (ACT) to host the first WMGIC x NATO ACT Cybersecurity Challenge on the topic of disinformation and election interference in the cyber realm.

During the Challenge and over the course of six hours, teams will work with mentors to design a recommended plan of action for NATO based on the case study, research question, and task. Each plan of action will consider NATO’s existing capacity and what actions NATO should implement within the next 12 months. Panels of expert judges will evaluate the proposals and select five winners. The winners will be announced at the conclusion of the Challenge in a live Zoom event/webinar from 1pm to 1:45pm ET (5pm-5:45pm GMT).

This Challenge is open to undergraduate students in universities nationwide and internationally from NATO Member Nations. The entire event is conducted in English. Each team will be comprised of three to five students. All levels of experience, and all majors are welcome. A total of $2,500 in cash prizes will be awarded.