Vincennes University students to compete in National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition

Vincennes University students to compete in National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition

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November 21, 2019

November 21, 2019 / Vincennes University students to compete in National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition

VINCENNES, Ind. - Vincennes University students are competing in the National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition invitational meet on Nov. 23.

During the competition, student teams perform both administrative and cybersecurity practices for a business that has a corporate network that is under attack. Students must balance the security needs of the network against business needs and keep the corporate network functioning by responding to threats, responding to business requests, and maintaining the availability of the corporate webserver, email server, and e-commerce site. Student teams are scored based on the percentage of time various servers and the network is operational while it is under attack from a live opponent.

Vincennes University is represented in the competition by students from the IT Support and Cybersecurity Degree program and the Cyber Crimes Investigators Club.

“This is an excellent opportunity for our Cybersecurity students to apply the knowledge and skills they have learned in the classroom to a real-time threat environment. It will truly test all of their faculties and set them up for success in the world of Information Technology,” VU Assistant Professor of Information Technology Greg Hirsch said.

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