The Cyber Security Center is still in the process of upgrading our network. Because of this, we have not made plans host any cyber security tools classes, capture the flags, or king of the hill competitions. The continuation of the upgrade of the Cyber Security Center is our next project, now that the team is done will the WRCCDC. The Cyber Security Club will also be hosting events over the summer and will notify our members when events have been planned.
The Toro Cyber Defense Team competed in the 2016 Western Regional Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition last month. The competition took place March 17th through the 20th, and was located at the Sheraton Fairplex in Pomona. The team fought long and hard, and we placed 6th. You can watch the recorded live stream of the competition on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFdYOKTnPnk.
The WRCCDC is a lot of fun, and I’m disappointed that I won’t be able to compete again. If fact, all but one member of the team is graduating this May or next semester, and will be unable to compete again. We will be recruiting new members over the summer and next fall to build a new Toro Cyber Defense Team for the 2017 season. If you are interested in being apart of the team, send us an email and/or come into the Cyber Security Center (LIB 5717) to learn more.
The Cyber Security Club will be hosting an election on Friday, April 29th. This election will decide the President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary for the following year. I will be graduating this May and will no longer be your President. We are looking for talented and dedicated individuals to take leadership in our club. If you are interested in running for office, please send us an email to nominate someone for office. We will take nominations up to the time of the vote.
Coming in May
LayerOne is one of the conferences that we attend each year. The conference is being held on Saturday and Sunday May 28th and 29th, and will be located at the Sheraton Gateway LAX. Pre-registration is up now, and tickets are $100 for both days, and tickets will be $160 on-site, the day of, so get your tickets now. We also recommend that you bring some money with you, if you want to buy a shirt and/or some lock picking sets. If you haven’t been to a cyber security conference before, then this would be a great one to make your first. I hope that you will decide to join us at LayerOne and learn about some security.
As always, if you have any questions, comments, concerns, or suggestions do not hesitate to reach out to us through email or in person. Our doors are always open to those who wish to learn or become more involved.
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