Coastal Virginia Cyber INNOVATE Cyber Challenge
COVA CCI developed a cyber innovation challenge encouraging student teams from the regional institutions to design a product or solution to a cyber challenge. Student teams work under the supervision of node faculty trained in innovation and design thinking. Launched this spring, the program allows students to engage in a virtual environment to practice what they have learned within a real-world, work-based setting.
The students, selected from Old Dominion, Christopher Newport University, ECPI, Norfolk State University, the College of William & Mary and Tidewater Community College, worked in five separate teams on cyber-related products or solutions for business and institutional partners. Each team was provided a challenge to work toward the delivery of a cyber-related product or solution. Project topics included Disrupting Financial Incentives; High School Cybersecurity; Preventing Data Breaches; CVC Student Association; and Communicating "What Is Cybersecurity."