SAIC and CSC will sponsor the 5th Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (CCDC) that will take place over the next few days. During competition, students will try to defend their networks from intrusion while keeping them online and providing services (like e-mail) and carrying out everyday functions (i.e. adding new users).
The competition includes the following schools: Community College of Baltimore County; Towson University; the University of Maryland Baltimore County; Asheville-Buncombe Technical College; Millersville University in Pennsylvania. The winner will represent the region in the National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition in San Antonio, Texas, in April.
Larry Cox, senior VP and general manager of SAIC's Intelligence and Information Solutions business unit, said of the exercise “Defense of our cyber infrastructure is imperative, and competitions such as the CCDC provide students with an exciting and challenging introduction to careers in science, technology, and engineering.“
CSC's cybersecurity experts will judge the competition, serving as referees and scoring the exercises. “CSC is dedicated to developing cutting-edge, long-term solutions to the evolving cyber threat environment, and an important component of these efforts is the development of next generation cybersecurity curricula and workforce,“ said James Menendez, vice president of CSC's Global Security Solutions.
Cybersecurity is a growing field, and major integrators are getting in on the action. To learn more about this dynamic and engaging topic, be sure to register for the Potomac Officers Club event on March 25th featuring Jim Lewis of CSIS.
Click here to visit the Potomac Officers Club’s registration page.