Hackademy Halt the Hack Event | St. Clair College
Friday, March 8, 2024
Halt the Hack event group photo

In an exciting display of cybersecurity teamwork, the School of Information Technology recently organized a successful day-long tabletop hackathon in collaboration with SiberX at the Centre for the Arts ballroom in March. Attracting nearly 100 eager participants from the College, and other post-secondary institutions, the atmosphere was spirited and interactive as attendees engaged in a real-world cybersecurity scenario, simulating those challenges faced in today's digital landscape. Teams tackled a complex scenario designed to test their problem-solving skills and strategic thinking. Through lively discussions and strategic decision-making, participants gained invaluable insights into cybersecurity strategies and techniques. Special guest tech personalities from around Windsor-Essex also provided insights to the participants regarding this crucial area of IT.

A highlight of the event was the announcement of winners who demonstrated exceptional teamwork and ingenuity. These talented individuals were awarded prizes, including prestigious College bursaries, to support their academic pursuits. The event not only showcased the importance of cybersecurity education but also provided a platform for networking and collaboration among students passionate about this field. The post event meetup also saw a roundtable with CIO's from around the province providing a great networking opportunities for our students.  

Attendees praised the event for its innovative approach to learning and its ability to inspire the next generation of cybersecurity professionals. By bringing together students from different academic backgrounds, the tabletop exercise underscored the interdisciplinary nature of cybersecurity and its relevance across various fields.
The School of Information Technology looks forward to organizing more engaging events like this in the future, fostering a culture of excellence and innovation within our academic community. This event exemplified our commitment to providing enriching experiences that prepare students for the challenges of tomorrow's digital world.

Thanks go to Marketing Department and the support of their Saints Brigades and special appreciation to the now retired, Mr. James Marsh, who, if not for their insight and promotion of these types of events could not have been realized.

To learn more about the School of Information Technology go to https://www.stclaircollege.ca/programs/school/zekelman-school-information-technology