Cyber Florida is thrilled to announce Florida’s first-ever statewide high school cybersecurity competition: CyberLaunch! The CyberLaunch program aims to introduce high school students to the universe of cybersecurity careers through the fun of a statewide competition.

How It Will Work

  • Now: A faculty/staff advisor from the school signs up using the Interest Form.
  • Fall 2024: Cyber Florida’s Operation K12 Program provides free resources to help faculty and students learn and prepare.
  • Winter 2024: Cyber Florida hosts a round of hybrid in-person/remote regional events to introduce students to the competition and the platform (dates and locations to come!)
  • March 1, 2024: Interested schools attend the state championship event in Orlando! This event will be a one-day conference for students, including exhibitors, speakers, and more!

Eligibility & Guidelines

  • Any high school (grades 9-12) in Florida may participate, public or private. There is no cost for participation.
  • Each school must designate at least one faculty/staff representation to help manage participation for their school (via the Interest Form).
  • Students can compete in teams of one to three people, and high schools may have multiple teams.
  • Schools may apply for travel grants to cover the cost of travel to the championship event in Orlando. More information on applying for travel funds will be announced soon.
  • Regional events are not qualifying—any school may attend the championship event. There will be a track for beginners and a track for experienced students.

CyberLaunch Interest Form

Sponsor & Exhibit

Information on becoming a sponsor or exhibitor will be announced shortly. If you are interested in being a sponsor or exhibitor please email us at, and we will notify you as soon as information becomes available.