Collegiate Cyber Defense team finishes second at nationals

The University of Tulsa placed second in the National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition April 13-15 in Texas. 2017 marks TU’s best finish to date in the event. TU advanced to the national championship in San Antonio after winning the Southwest Regional CCDC in March. More than 230 colleges and universities participated at the regional level this year.

national collegiate cyber“We worked well as a team, and I enjoyed being a part of the blue team,” said team member Ashley Etter.

The NCCDC tests the ability of college students to operate and manage a network infrastructure similar to networks found in the commercial sector. The 2017 competition challenged teams to secure a multi-site retail corporation with 160 employees, point of sale systems and inventory infrastructure.

TU took second place to the University of Maryland, Baltimore City. TU finished fourth at the national competition in 2016.