April 23, 2019

Students win regional cyber defense competition, head to nationals

UW Student team together with trophy for winning regionals

The UW Seattle-based student group held on to their regional title in the Pacific Rim Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition, which they’ve won nearly every year since 2008. Now they’re at the national competition where they are among the ten teams from around the country competing for the championship. The student teams must operate and manage a network infrastructure like one found at a business and protect it from cyber attackers who try to infiltrate the network over a three-day period, and try to take down critical services and steal sensitive data.