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Release: Registration Open for Student Cybersecurity Program

NorCalCyber Mayors Cup Open to Northern California Students

SCOE Press Release

Contact: Xanthi Soriano, Executive Director, Communications
Phone: (279) 789-1601 • Email:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, March 2, 2023


Sacramento, CA –To help students learn about cybersecurity, the Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) is sponsoring a two-month educational program called the NorCalCyber Mayors Cup. The program is being offered to students across Northern California in partnership with synED, a non-profit organization that promotes technology-enabled learning and career readiness by arranging partnerships between education institutions, industry, and government.

Registration for the 5th annual program is open now. Teams of 2–5 students can log in to an online practice “gym” to learn from cybersecurity experts across the state. (An unlimited number of teams from each school can participate.) Participants will enjoy weekly “LIVE@5” sessions with exciting guest speakers and important details about goals for the weekly practice. Technology requirements have been carefully minimized so students using basic, Chromebook-class devices are able to participate.

The program culminates with the “Mayors Cup” competition, which will take place on April 22. Medals will be awarded, and the winning high school team will be invited to a city council meeting to present the trophy to their city’s mayor. The winning college team will receive a perpetual trophy to display on campus for the rest of the year. 

Support from the Sacramento County Office of Education allows the $200 fee to be waived for all middle and high school teams from the Greater Sacramento region and the North/Far North region (including Butte County and others). 

Registration is open through April 15, 2023, but teams should register soon so students get full access to guest speaker presentations and training. Teachers are encouraged to help students create teams and participate. Visit the SCOE website ( for more information.