Cybersecurity Center

WIU Cyber Competition

This competition provides high school students with a fun and engaging way to showcase their cybersecurity knowledge in a Jeopardy-style format. The event will last about one hour, followed by a 30-minute award ceremony.

  • Competition Date and Time: Friday, July 12, 2024 at 1:00 PM CST
  • Registration Deadline: Monday, July 8, 2024
  • Location: Western Illinois University Main Campus (Macomb, IL) University Union, Heritage Room
  • Competition Format: Jeopardy Style
  1. Students must be enrolled in high school.
  2. Each team member must individually register.
  3. Teams must consist of at least 2 members and no more than 3 students per team.

Note: If you want to participate in the event but do not have a team member yet, register yourself, and we will do our best to find you a teammate. We will pair you with other teams after registration ends for this event.

  • Teams can have up to 3 members.
  • Arrive at least 15 minutes before the competition begins.
  • Cell phones and electronic devices are not permitted during the competition. While emergency calls may be received, electronic devices cannot be used to answer competition questions.
  • Transportation to the competition venue will not be provided.
  • Showcase your expertise in cybersecurity.
  • All participants will receive a certificate of participation.
  • The top three teams will receive prizes.

Please utilize the following resources to prepare for your competition. These resources are open-source and available to you free of charge; you should never need to register to access any of the following content. If you encounter any issues accessing a link, please email Dr. Tahir M. Khan at

Past Events

April 27, 2024
  • Western Illinois University Main Campus (Macomb, IL) University Union, Heritage Room
Top Three Teams
  • First
    • Michael Umakor
    • Saadat Ibiyeye
  • Second
    • Charles Uzoma
    • Shereece Victor
  • Third
    • Anwah Pascal
    • Imafidon Abiola Richie