Student Team Wins Regional Cyber Defense Competition

Posted on 2017-11-07

A team of students from the Center for Information Assurance won 1st place in the CANSec Student Cyber-Defense Competition on October 29 at the Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla, Missouri.

CANSec 2017

The team was comprised of six Computer Science majors (Berkeley Willis, McKittrick Swindle, Jon Walter Cobb, Robert Edstrom, Carrie Atkins, and Craig Miller).  While the core members had participated in several competitions in previous years, this is the first year they competed as the nu11t3st3rs registered student organization.

This competition focused on cyber defense, and the activities were split into multiple defense/offense stages.  By the final round, the U of M team had scored a total of 597 points, leaving their next closest competitor, the Louisiana Hot Snakes, behind with 582.5 points.

"Our student team is very hardworking and knowledgeable in cyber defense; they are continually doing well in such competitions and making us proud," said the Director of the Center, Prof. Dipankar Dasgupta.

For detailed information about the Center, visit https://www.memphis.edu/cfia/, and to learn more about nu11t3st3rs please contact Berkeley Willis at bwillis2@memphis.edu.