Abstract: Many tools have evolved in the extracurricular space for the cybersecurity field that could belong in formal cybersecurity education. Additionally, measurable learning currently completed outside of formal classroom education needs to be recognized and awarded academic credit. This paper presents strategies that are somewhat novel in their approach for learners to gain or demonstrate cybersecurity skills meaningfully in a co-curricular fashion. The following case explores a dynamic example about the benefits of these tools through a cybersecurity competition named Red vs. Blue. The case outlines methods of assessment relative to the competition and exemplifies the impact on students from a test case competition in their own words.
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Recommended Citation: Pike, R., Duong, S., Weddle, J., Brown, B., (2023). A Case Study in Identifying and Measuring Skills Honed from a Cybersecurity Competition. Cybersecurity Pedagogy and Practice Journal2(2) pp 28-38. http://CPPJ.org/2023-2/ ISSN : 2832-1006. A preliminary version appears in The Proceedings of EDSIGCON 2022