Cyber Security Club Wins Mid-Atlantic CCDC Competition

During the past few months, twelve students have been researching and preparing for the Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition. After winning a qualifying round against the defending champions and gaining a place in the regional finals, the team sent eight of their most qualified members to compete in the Mid-Atlantic regional CCDC.

The team was put to the test at the competition as a thirty member red team sent attacks ranging from back doors and scripts to a late night hardware attack and Nerf gun firing squad. After two days of defending their boxes against the relentless red team attacks and filing many incident reports, the University of Maryland team emerged victorious and has won an all-expense paid trip to the national CCDC in San Antonio, TX this April.

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