Lake Superior College takes top honors at the 2015 Minnesota Collegiate Cyber Security Defense Competition

Top 3 Teams: Lake Superior College, Metropolitan State University, Alexandria Technical and Community College

The team from Lake Superior College took top honors Saturday, Feb. 21, at the 2015 Minnesota Collegiate Cyber Security Competition (CCDC). The Team from Metropolitan State University placed second, with the Team from Alexandria Technical and Community College placing third.

Lake Superior’s win advances it to compete in the Midwest Regional CCDC on March 27-28 in Illinois. Best wishes to LSC. Go Huskies!

2015_ccdc_featured_504x385pxNine teams, comprising 75 top security learners across three universities and six colleges participated in the intense, day-long, competition pitting IT and security students managing business networks against a volunteer Red Team of experienced hackers.

Throughout the day the students engaged in typical IT activities provided as ‘business injects’ by a team of professional judges, while concurrently having to keep up network services and applications and dealing with incessant attacks and intrusions by the Red Team. The Red Team comprised experts from prominent Minnesota companies, including CliftonLarsonAllen, Best Buy, NetSPI, Fishnet, and FICO.

Administered by Advance IT Minnesota, with support from the Minnesota Innovation Lab, 2015’s CCDC event was the largest yet to date, taking place simultaneously at two host sites, Alexandria Technical and Community College and Minneapolis Community and Technical College.