Vincennes University students place fourth in National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition - External Relations
Vincennes University students place fourth in National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition
February 11, 2020 / Vincennes University students place fourth in
National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition
VINCENNES, Ind. – Vincennes University students placed fourth in the
National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition - Midwest Regional on
During the competition, student teams are responsible for defending a
business network under attack by a professional team of cybersecurity
experts. Students must keep the business network secure and functional
while mitigating threats against the network. The competition is
composed of over 30 scenarios students must address that involve both
administrative and security related tasks. Student teams are scored
based on how well they are able to prevent, recover, and respond to
VU was represented in the competition by students from the IT Support
and Cybersecurity Degree program and the Cyber Crimes Investigators Club.
“The cybersecurity students have now competed in two rounds of the
Cyber Defense Competition,” VU Assistant Professor of Information
Technology Greg Hirsch said. “They are growing their knowledge and
skill set to detect cybersecurity threats in real-time, perform
incident response, and mitigate threats to prevent further attacks.
There is no doubt, that these students have the skills needed to be
successful in the world of cybersecurity.”
VU is state-supported with campuses in Vincennes and Jasper, the
Aviation Technology Center and American Sign Language program in
Indianapolis, Early College Career and Technical Education Centers,
and additional sites such as the Gene Haas Training and Education
Center in Lebanon, the Logistics Training and Education Center in
Plainfield, and the Gibson County Center for Advanced Manufacturing
and Logistics in Fort Branch. A leader in developing Early Colleges
statewide, VU also offers instruction at military sites throughout the nation.
In addition to offering a wide range of associate degree and
certificate programs, VU also offers bachelor’s degree programs in
technology, homeland security, nursing, secondary education programs
in mathematics and science, and special education/elementary education.
VU enrolls students from throughout Indiana, 36 other states, and 21
other countries. Tuition and fees are the lowest among Indiana
campuses with residence halls. VU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
Founded in 1801, VU is Indiana’s first college and is the only
college in the nation founded by an individual who would later become
President of the United States. William Henry Harrison, the ninth U.S.
President, founded VU while serving as governor of the Indiana
Territory. More information is available at www.vinu.edu.
MARCIA MARTINEZ, University Life Reporter & Sports
Information Director 812-888-4164 office, 314-599-1519 cell,
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