Crongrats to two of our technicians, Alex & Shea, who are on this winning Cyber Defense team! Mountain West was happy to sponsor them in their competition last week.
They beat out The US Air force Academy, Regis University, University of Nebraska Omaha, Kansas University, Colorado State, University of Colorado & LDS Business College.
From SUU’s Website:
“Students within the Southern Utah University Department of Computer Science & Information Systems are securing their future after bringing home a first-place finish at the western regional 2015 Rocky Mountain Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition in Denver, Colo. February 27-28.
Eight T-Birds worked as a group to protect their computer network against real-world cyber threats that were infiltrating their self-created health system along with students from eight other western U.S. higher-education institutions. This first-time win for the SUU team will send the students to the 2015 National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (NCCDC) in San Antonio, Texas this April.
Alex Rodriguez-Vargas, junior studying computer science from Bavaria, Germany, explained that this well-earned win came for each student after dedicating a year of personal research, outside of class, to prepare for their first appearance in the cyber competition.”