Cyber Fire Puzzles is a drop-in or dedicated contest-style event
suitable for a wide range of abilities and expertise.
While the bulk of our events are run at colleges, they are also very popular at the middle school and high school levels, as well as at professional events such as cybersecurity conferences.
Participants work through puzzles in a number of categories selected by staff to target the attendees and duration of the event.
Staff then help participants one-on-one with whatever each participant encounters as a sticking point in their personal (or team) progress through our content.
Puzzle categories cover
general computer science,
Puzzles events work best in rooms where participants can work together.
We've run in classrooms, banquet halls, and computer labs.
Each participant needs:
Puzzles events typically run between 4 and 16 hours,
although we have run events as short as 2 hours,
and as long as 5 days.
We have run for groups from twenty (20) to six hundred (600).
Groups under 40 can be run by a single staff member.
Puzzles events are part of DOE's cybersecurity talent pipeline.
We are funded run a number of puzzles events
throughout the year at no cost to hosting institutions.
High School events usually run 2-4 hours and cover the
College-level events usually run between 4 hours and 2 days,
and cover the following topics:
one of our sister events,
gives college students a more in-depth attack/defend contest that runs nationwide.