The National Centers of Academic Excellence (CAE) in Cybersecurity Community is composed of more than 300 institutions across five geographic regions, and the national competition program will follow this regional structure. Each region is led by a Regional Competition Coordinator, and the first competition cycle will have the capacity for up to 165 CAE institutions to participate. Read on to learn more about the competition timeline and to connect with your Regional Competition Coordinator!


The Regional Competition Coordinator is responsible for engaging with their region’s CAE institutions to share information about the competition, encourage challenge submissions, determine which challenges to include in the regional competition, and establish the date and format for the regional competition.

Click on your region to find the contact information for your Regional Competition Coordinator, who can help your institution submit challenges, register for competition events, access the training environment, and more.

CAE Regions Map

CAE Regions Map
Mid Western Region Contacts North Western Region Contact South Western Region Contact South Eastern Region Contact North Eastern Region Contact

Mid Western Region Contacts

North Western Region Contact

Amelia Phillips

South Western Region Contact

Nancy Jones

South Eastern Region Contact

Anthony Pinto

North Eastern Region Contact

John Watkins

Sanjay Goel



October–November 2021

Regional Qualifiers will be held Saturdays during the 2021 fall semester, alongside training, sandbox exercises, and other educational events. Events will be scheduled based on regional interest, with ten teams in each region advancing to the Regional Competitions.


February–April 2022

Regional Competitions will be held Saturdays during the 2022 spring semester. Regional teams will compete with up to nine other teams in each event. The top-scoring team from each region will advance to the finals. Up to three additional high-scoring teams may also advance to the finals.


May/June 2022

The national competition finals are being planned for late May/early June 2022. More details to come!