August 16, 2018

Congrats to UAT’s Cyber Security Teams

UAT's Cyber Security Team for WRCCDC

It’s been a busy couple of weeks for UAT’s Cyber Security students. A team of students competed at 2017 Western Regional Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (WRCCDC) at Cal Poly Pomona, taking 4th place over schools like UC Berkeley, UC Riverside and ASU the weekend of March 24-26.

Cyber Security Professor Wayne Kibbe escorted the team as their faculty coach, chaperoning the roadtrip for the competition.

Professor Kibbe said, “Our team had an amazing amount of talent. These students take our security courses but in addition hold workshops most weekends to practice and hone their skills. I’m very proud of their hard work and their 4th place finish at WRCCDC this year.”

Standings for WRCCDC 2017:
1st: CSU Northridge
2nd: Stanford University
3rd: Cal Poly Pomona
4th: UAT
5th: UC Berkeley
6th: UC Riverside
7th: CSU San Bernardino
8th: ASU

After returning from WRCCDC, many of the same students along with other Network Security majors from UAT formed teams to compete in the CISCO IoT Network Battle held at UAT on April 1.

UAT Cyber Security student compete in the CISCO IOT Network Battle

UAT Cyber Security student compete in the CISCO IOT Network Battle

Out of the six teams participating, UAT had three separate teams in the mix battling against each other and versus teams from Grand Canyon University and Gateway Community College.

After an eight hour competition, the judges had made their final decisions.

Here are the final standings:
1. UAT
2. MCC
3. GCU
4. UAT

For UAT’s first place finishing team, judges commented that these students went above and beyond implementing things that the judges never imagined that students would think of and showed a lot of initiative from learning on the fly. You can’t always be knowledgable in everything, but knowing where to get the information and how to work effectively together is important in competitions like these.

Congratulations to all of the Cyber Security students who have been practicing and competing over the last few months. Your hard work has paid off and we are extremely proud of you.

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