Baker College wins cyber defense contest

Apr 24, 2008

Baker College of Flint, Mich., Texas A&M University and the University of Louisville have won top honors in the National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition.

The Baker College entrants, as the third annual competition's winning team, received an invitation from the Department of Homeland Security to attend the March 2010 Cyber Storm III National Cyber Security Exercise in Washington, D.C.

"We've competed in these collegiate cyber defense competitions for the last three years and have never made it past the regional level," said Brandon Hladysh, Baker College's team captain. "I'm really proud of my teammates and they truly are the best of the best."

The competition hosted by the University of Texas at San Antonio's Center for Infrastructure Assurance and Security, featured six, eight-member teams that were scored on their ability to operate and maintain a business network while under hostile cyber attack.

Each team was required to correct problems on their network, perform typical business tasks and defend their networks from a red team that generated live, hostile activity throughout the competition that ended Sunday.

Copyright 2008 by United Press International

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