Vincennes University students place fourth in National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition

Vincennes University students place fourth in National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition

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February 11, 2020

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 Feb. 8.

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 cybersecurity threats.

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.”

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