ATOM Cybersecurity Strategy Challenge

“Ransomware Targeting the Healthcare and Public Health Sector in a Pandemic.”

Friday, November 19, 2021
3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Businesses and nations are facing more complex cybersecurity challenges and call for policy and strategies to prevent and respond to escalating cyber incidents and potential cyber conflicts.

The ATOM Annual Cybersecurity Strategy Challenge aims to develop and refine the cybersecurity leadership skills of our FIU Business students in handling complex, evolving cybersecurity incidents that sometimes involve multi-organizations or multi-nations. FIU students will gather to assess cybersecurity threats and conduct cybersecurity risk assessment, threat identification, prevention and remediation based on a realistic situation, under this year’s challenge theme: "Ransomware Targeting the Healthcare and Public Health Sector in a Pandemic."

The ATOM Cybersecurity Strategy Challenge, purposes FIU Business and Cybersecurity students to look towards the future of cybersecurity and cyber resilience. Tasked with a real-life business problem, students will have the chance to:

  • Work collaboratively to form analytical and research-based perspectives
  • Provide needed exposure and develop soft skills
  • Develop collaborative, critical thinking and research skills

Students will compete in teams to provide the best policies, strategies, and practical solutions to the cybersecurity threats as provided in the challenge scenario and will formally present their solutions to a panel of senior business and cybersecurity leaders. The top three teams will receive monetary awards, and winning team will also be sponsored to compete at the Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge, an international challenge comprising of US and European teams, competing based on their ability and creativity to create cybersecurity policy and strategy.

The ATOM Cybersecurity Strategy Challenge is a great opportunity for students to showcase their cybersecurity skills to potential employers!

Scholarship Awards

Challenge winners each receive monetary awards towards tuition! The winning team will be sponsored to represent FIU Business at the Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge, an international cybersecurity challenge!

  • First Place: $1,000
  • Second Place: $750
  • Third place: $500

*Fall 2021 graduates are also eligible to apply*


Application Deadline: October 22, 2021

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