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Fall competition season finishes in fantastic fashion for the Cyber Warriors

December 14, 2017

Indiana Tech’s intercollegiate cyber defense team, the Cyber Warriors ended a strong fall 2017 season of the National Cyber League with much to celebrate. As a member of the National Cyber League (NCL), Indiana Tech competes against more than 250 colleges and universities nationwide, including schools such as Stanford, NYU, Indiana, Purdue, Texas, and many more. Over 3,400 students compete in the NCL nationwide.

Individual Cyber Warriors ranked in the NCL top 20 overall in the nation this fall included:

  • Chandler Dodenhoff, 11th overall, 10th within the NCL’s highest-level Gold Bracket
  • Ethan Anderson, 12th overall, 11th within the NCL’s Gold Bracket
  • Matt Billeck, 13th overall, 2nd within the NCL’s Silver Bracket
  • Rob Dukarski, 16th overall, 14th within the NCL’s Gold Bracket

As a team, the Cyber Warriors were 17th in the nation overall this fall within the NCL, and 7th in the NCL’s Gold Bracket. This included a #1 national ranking overall and within the Gold Bracket in the areas of Scanning and Reconnaissance, and in Forensic Network Analysis.

Additional individual accomplishments by Indiana Tech team members within the NCL season include:

  • Chandler Dodenhoff, #1 Overall and #1 in Gold Bracket in Forensic Network Traffic Analysis
  • Ethan Anderson, #2 Overall and #2 in Gold Bracket for Password Cracking
  • Alex Knipper, #6 in Silver Bracket in Cryptography
  • Rob Dukarski, #4 Overall and #3 in Gold Bracket in Open Source Intelligence
  • Rob Dukarski, #8 Overall and #8 in Gold Bracket in Wireless Access Exploitation
  • Chandler Dodenhoff, #4 Overall and #4 in Gold Bracket in Forensic Log Analysis

Professor Matt Hansen of Indiana Tech’s School of Computer Sciences, and coach and advisor of the Cyber Warriors, commented, “The National Cyber League is extremely competitive, with hundreds of schools and thousands of students competing across the country. Our Cyber Warriors compete against students from Ivy League schools and large research universities. To have our team and many of our individuals in the top 20 – the top 1 percent – of the nation is a tribute to their hard work and competitiveness. It shows that some of the best computer science and cybersecurity students in the country are right here at Indiana Tech in Fort Wayne.”

More information on Indiana Tech’s Cyber Warriors can be found at https://techcyberwarriors.org/ . For more information about the National Cyber League, please visit https://www.nationalcyberleague.org/.