TU Computer Science students place third at regional cyber defense competition

Friday, April 29, 2011

TU Students take 3rd place at Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (CCDC)

On March 12-14th, 8 TU students competed at the Southwest Regional Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (CCDC) held at Texas A&M University. Out of the 11 participating teams, TU earned 3rd place.

Over three long days, the competition is designed to test each team’s operational competency in managing and protecting a corporation’s network infrastructure and information systems. This year’s scenario involved having the teams take charge of mismanaged IT department for a mid-sized corporation. Upon arrival, the students were faced with gaining access to the company’s systems, inventorying their assets, and redesigning a set of seriously misconfigured computer systems. All of this had to be accomplished while maintaining critical software services, handling requested from the company’s CIO, and defending against repeated attacks by insidious hackers.

TU’s CCDC team members were Bryce Culhane, Brennan Dalpe, Peter Gehres, Eric Kuxhausen, George Louthan, Hassan Siddiqui, Matthew Walker, and Paul Wright. They were accompanied by Dr. Roger Mailler.

Dr. Roger Mailler