Catalyst Cyber Camp

Join the Catalyst Cyber Camp and have fun learning about cybersecurity!

The Catalyst Cyber Camp competition is now closed. Register your interest below and we'll notify you when new CyberStart opportunities become available. Register your interest

Welcome to Catalyst Cyber Camp!

Catalyst Cyber Camp is an engaging and exciting virtual cybersecurity learning program for Brampton youth. Campers are immersed in solving cybersecurity challenges, in a competitive and fun virtual environment. The Camp introduces youth to cybersecurity as a career path while showing them how to protect themselves and their data online.

Catalyst Cyber Camp is free of charge and the 2020 program is now open until September 4th. Five hundred young people (ages 13 to 18) from Brampton will be eligible to enroll in the program on a first-come-first-served basis and learn cybersecurity for free with CyberStart Game. The contest closes on September 4th, though students can continue playing CyberStart Game and learning until November 30th!

The Camp is a series of digital challenges within a fun and interactive storyline, containing more than 400 hours of cutting-edge games, activities and puzzles. The challenges increase in complexity as the game progresses. Campers participate entirely online, from their own homes and have the opportunity to compete to collect point and win prizes. Regularly scheduled webinars, “tips and tricks” sessions, and technical support will be available. There are no in-person activities.

Catalyst Cyber Camp is created to be accessible and enjoyable by campers at all skill levels. Campers don’t need any pre-existing knowledge or skills in technology or cybersecurity to participate. The only requirement is a computer with internet access.

Prizes to be won

Prizes will be awarded over 2 age groups - ages 13-15 and 16-18. Winners will be announced on Twitter and LinkedIn.

1st place
Microsoft Surface Go with Type Cover
2nd place
Apple iPhone SE 64GB
3rd place
Apple 10.2-inch iPad Wi-Fi 32GB

What is CyberStart Game

The Catalyst Cyber Camp competition is now closed

Register your interest below and we'll notify you when new CyberStart opportunities become available.

Register your interest

Join us on Instagram

Join our Instagram channel at "CybersecureCA" and be a part of the Catalyst CyberCamp Community.

We will be sharing a series of engaging social content on our Instagram channel and would love to highlight your content as well. Join us and share your experience with others to inspire and motivate them to learn more about Cybersecurity.

CyberStart Game is like nothing I've ever seen before. It was an absolute godsend for someone new to the industry.

Previous CyberStart student

Over 200 challenges across four exciting bases for you to explore and learn through

Game HQ base icon
HQ Base

Tackle cyber-criminal gangs and gather information about them by solving puzzles and learning techniques like code breaking, command line basics, binary reversing, SQL Injection and XSS.

Easy: 30%
Medium: 40%
Hard: 30%
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Forensics Base

Learn the essential concepts and ideas cyber agents apply when dealing with the aftermath of a cybersecurity attack. Analyse digital forensics assets and figure out what happened!

Easy: 37.5%
Medium: 37.5%
Hard: 25%
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Moon Base

Here you'll learn Python, executing and running code through your own code editor and writing your own programs. Write cybersecurity specific scripts to solve real world challenges.

Easy: 37.5%
Medium: 37.5%
Hard: 25%
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Volcano Base

Volcano base is only open to those who complete 100% of HQ. This base comes with a warning: only the most determined and skilled will ever complete it.

Hard: 60%
Extreme: 40%
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The Catalyst Cyber Camp competition is now closed. Register your interest below and we'll notify you when new CyberStart opportunities become available. Register your interest

A quick tour of CyberStart Game

The challenges are interesting and satisfying. If I didn't know how to do something, I was encouraged to look through the manual and do extra research to learn how to do it; this gave me a sense of ownership over the solution, which was incredibly rewarding.

Previous CyberStart student

Join industry experts in our weekly webinars

As part of the Catalyst Cyber Camp, we are also offering you the chance to join our free webinars. Join industry experts to learn more about the cybersecurity industry, watch CyberStart Game demonstrations and ask questions about the challenges or concepts you're stuck on. Places are limited so make sure you secure your spot by registering for each session you are interested in.

23rd Jul

Catalyst Cyber Camp Kick Off

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30th Jul

Catalyst Cyber Camp HQ Base Tips (Easy Challenges)

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13th Aug

Catalyst Cyber Camp HQ Base Tips (Medium Challenges)

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27th Aug

Catalyst Cyber Camp Life in the Cybersecurity Industry

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Partners

Catalyst Cyber Camp is delivered by Rogers Cybersecure Catalyst, Ryerson University’s national centre for cybersecurity innovation and collaboration based in Brampton, and is made possible through the support of Rogers Communications, the City of Brampton and SANS Institute, one of the world’s leading cybersecurity education providers.

Support

We may have the answers to some of your questions over in our FAQ page.

If you require any help or further information email support@catalystcybercamp.com and we'll be happy to help.