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
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
“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
For more information about VU’s IT Support and Cybersecurity degree
program, go to https://www.vinu.edu/web/guest/major/it-support-and-cyber-security-a-s.
Assistant Professor, Information Technology
Office phone: 812-888-5323
VINCENNES UNIVERSITY - Indiana’s First College
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.
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