Cyber Warriors secure third straight state title
February 12, 2017
The Indiana Tech Cyber Warriors won their third straight state championship in the Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (CCDC), beating competition that included Purdue University and Indiana University. The Cyber Warriors will participate in the Erich J. Spenger Midwest Regional CCDC, March 17-18, against teams from Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Missouri and Wisconsin. Top teams from the regional will qualify for the national championship in San Antonio, April 13-15.
Cyber defense teams build and defend their mock production business infrastructure from professional “hackers” who are given the challenge to take each team’s production systems offline and breach their security. While the teams work hard to fend off “hackers,” the competition judging staff will deploy network enhancement and upgrade challenges to teams, judging team’s performance, scoring and supporting the overall event.