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UVA Wins Second Consecutive National Collegiate Cyber Defense Championship

The Wahoos came out on top among 235 colleges and universities that took part in the 15-year-old competition.

The National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition wrapped up this week with defending champion University of Virginia again winning the title of national champion. UVA was one of ten university teams that gathered at the Rosen Center in Orlando, Fla., for the finals of the competition.

The CCDC features student teams that "protect" a simulated commercial network including users, web servers, email servers, and e-commerce sites. Teams must detect and respond to external threats, keep critical services available to users, and respond to typical business requests for additional or changed services.

A volunteer Red Team member provides automated attacks and challenges, and an automated scoring engine verifies the functionality and availability of each service.

University of Virginia team captain Mariah Kenny (left) works with team member Calvin Krist (right) at the National Collegiate Cyber Competition.
University of Virginia team captain Mariah Kenny (left) works with team member Calvin Krist (right) at the National Collegiate Cyber Competition.

The 15th annual competition began with more than 235 colleges and universities taking part. Regional competitions took the field down to the 10 competitors that met in Orlando, where the University of Central Florida took second place and Rochester Institute of Technology captured third.

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4/26/2019 | 9:30:19 AM
Great Idea
It's great to see that there is a collegiate cyber defense championship. 15 years old no less. This needs to be more widely publicized. I think more awareness of the potential this could yield will help entice individuals comng out of high school to want and take part. 

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