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Indiana Tech Cyber Defense Team heads to nationals

Statement issued Monday:

Fort Wayne, Ind. – The Indiana Tech Cyber Defense Team won the Midwest Regional Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition on March 25 and 26 and earned a trip to the national competition April 8 to 10 in San Antonio, Texas.

The team of eight students took first place over teams from DePaul University, Southern Illinois University, Baldwin-Wallace College, Davenport University, St. Cloud State University, Alexandria Technical and Community College, and Waukesha County Technical College.

Indiana Tech’s Cyber Defense Team includes captain Lindsey Dohse (Cassopolis, Mich.), Jeremy Lemmel (Lanesville, Ind.), David Isaacs (Lanesville, Ind.), Matt Hart (LaPorte, Ind.), Geoffrey Ross (Fort Wayne, Ind.), Daniel Freer (St. Marys, Ohio), Kelie Bailey (South Whitley, Ind.), and Jacob Hapner (Fort Wayne, Ind.).

The competition is designed to test each team’s ability to secure a networked computer system while maintaining standard business functionality. Team members simulate a group of employees from an IT service company that will initiate administration of an IT infrastructure. The teams are expected to manage the computer network, keep it operational, and prevent unauthorized access. Teams are scored on the basis of their ability to detect and respond to outside threats, including cyber attack while maintaining availability of existing network services such as mail servers and web servers, respond to business requests such as the addition or removal of additional services, and balance security against varying business needs.

This is the second time Indiana Tech has qualified for the National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition. The team placed 4th at nationals in 2007.

For more information on the competition, visit www.nationalccdc.org.

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