CSUDH Cyber Defense Team

CSUDH Cyber Defense Team

A team of Computer Science students qualified for the Western Regional Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (http://www.wrccdc.org/) on January 30, 2016. Of fourteen colleges and universities, CSU Dominguez Hills placed third behind first place UC Berkley and second place Cal Poly Pomona.

The Western Regional Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition will be held March 18-19, 2016. The CCDC is unique in that it focuses on the operational aspect of managing and protecting an existing network infrastructure. While other exercises examine the abilities of a group of students to design, configure, and protect a network over the course of an entire semester, this competition is focused on the more operational task of assuming administrative and protective duties for an existing “commercial” network. Teams are scored based on their ability to detect and respond to outside threats, maintain availability of existing services such as mail servers and web servers, respond to business requests such as the addition or removal of additional services, and balance security needs against business needs.

Western Regional Qualifier Results

  1. UC Berkeley
  2. Cal Poly Pomona
  3. California State University, Dominguez Hills
  4. Riverside City College
  5. California State University, Northridge
  6. Stanford University
  7. University of California, Riverside
  8. University of Advancing Technology