Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Cyber Defense, UNK and Nationals

The regional champions from UNK have returned from competing at Nationals.

UNK was the smallest and newest team to the competition. Our INT majors and minors battled against perennial powerhouses and some of the most experienced cyber security experts in the nation. Although we did not finish in the top 3 in our first year, the students competed with as much class and tenacity as any team has ever displayed on this national stage. Over and over again, comments were given on the positive attitude and business professionalism displayed by our University. This is a priority for our CBT/ITEC program.

We didn’t win, but I am very proud that we were able to help put UNK on the national IT map for cyber security and that we held our own against much larger schools. I am excited to start building and coaching next year’s team.

Please reach out to me if you have any questions about our Information Networking & Telecommunications (INT) program, cyber security (a core component of the INT curriculum), or our involvement in the NCCDC competition.

As one of the students said, "Hey, coach. We're coming back next year. We will be back." Yes, we will. This is only the beginning.

Article from USA Today

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