Cincy Science: Under attack from hackers? Consider calling the NKU Cyber Defense Team

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. - Cyber crime is a nightmare come true for corporations, institutions and governments. So, who you gonna call when under attack? Start locally, with students at Northern Kentucky University.

While many colleges were immersed in March Madness, NKU took first place in the Midwest Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (CCDC) held in Chicago. 

NKU bested ten teams from nine states by successfully defending a corporate-style network while under sustained attack during the two days simulation. 

“This is one of the finest teams that has played in the CCDC in the past several years or maybe the whole history of the CCDC,” said CCDC Midwest regional organizer David Durkee. “They really did remarkably well.”

 

 

 
     

 

 

 

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