General questions:

The ICL Americas Cyber Cup is an international virtual tournament designed to test and validate cyber defense skills. Cyber defense teams from North America and Latin America will be challenged to detect, investigate, and mitigate a simulated real-world cyberattack in a hyper-realistic environment with live networks and advanced security tools. Winning teams take home fabulous prizes and earn the title of “Best Cyber Defense Team in the Americas”.

Participation is entirely free. The only requirement is that you bring your a-game and prepare to have fun!

Please email icl.collegiate@cyberbit.com with any questions you may have. We will get back to you as quickly as possible.

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Each team is comprised of four members, all coming from the same organization’s security operations center or incident response team. Bring your best because you know your competition will be bringing their best.

You bet! We have some fantastic prizes for our winners.

This is a team competition. Round one comprises three individual cyber labs where teams advance according to their highest combined scores and rounds three and four are team effort challenges where teams face a live-fire exercise in each round. Winners are determined according to the highest team scores.

Yes, the competition is remote, and we’ve given ample time for each round so there is flexibility on the dates. Just make sure your team members agree on the dates you schedule. For example, if you will be on vacation during the July 4th holiday, schedule your round two between June 20th and June 30th.


Registration is online only, and all four team members must complete and submit the registration form. When you register, we will ask you for your team’s name, so please make sure to talk to your teammates and choose one before you register!​ Once you have registered you will receive instructions for a connectivity test to ensure you can connect to the Cyberbit servers.

You will receive a confirmation email from us once your registration has been processed.

You can register up until May 20, 2023, but slots fill up quickly so early registration is recommended!

The ICL Americas Cyber Cup is powered by the Cyberbit platform and entirely virtual. Cyberbit is accessed via your browser so you can compete from your home!

Player Eligibility + Preparation to Play

Any member of a cyber defense team employed by a corporate SOC or MSSP in North or Latin America may participate. Teams must come from the same organization.

Participants must be at least 18 years of age.

To connect to the Cyberbit platform you will need a computer running a Chrome browser on a desktop/laptop and an internet connection. A large screen is recommended but not necessary. Once you have registered for the tournament you will receive connectivity test instructions to ensure you can connect to the Cyberbit platform.

You will be given access to a set of labs to help you prepare for each round and warmups can be practiced as many times as you want without affecting your score. Make sure you take advantage of the labs as they could provide you with the competitive edge you need to move on!

You will receive login details by email prior to the ICL kickoff and orientation on Zoom, May 22, 2023.

Competition Schedule and Scoring

In the first round of the tournament, you must complete a series of cyber labs on the Cyberbit platform. The highest combined average scores of each team will move on.
In the second round (semi-finals) and third round (finals), teams will experience one live-fire simulation per round, lasting up to four hours, where they will collaborate and use their defense skills to mitigate a cyber-attack on a virtual organization emulated in the cyber range.

Scoring is based on your ability to complete the challenges presented to you and your responses to quiz questions. Each challenge has a maximum score of 100. You will have the option to take hints. However, hints will cost you penalty points so use them wisely. The first round consists of three cyber labs that team members will complete individually. We will aggregate the total scoring of all team members. In the semi-finals and finals rounds, you will participate in a team exercise and the Cyberbit platform will automatically calculate the total score for the team based on the team’s ability to detect the correct artifacts during incident investigation, complete incident response tasks, and respond to questions at the end of the exercise.
* There is no weight given to the warmup lab scores. They are purely for training and practice.

Are You Ready to Compete?

Participation is FREE.
Registration Closed on May 20, 2023 23:59 ET