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Texas A&M students win regional cyber defense competition

Published: March 26, 2012

Texas A&M won the Southwest Regional Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (CCDC) by defending a pretend IT department run amuck. They had to protect against attacks from representatives of the Department of Defense and restore a balanced business atmosphere.
 
“We have been training since the fall,” said Texas A&M coach Travis Carr. “We not only honed skills for the competition, but practiced teamwork skills as well.”
 
Just like pro scouts attend college basketball games, companies were there scouting and recruiting students to work in their technology departments.
 
Gerry Creager worked hard with a team of planners to organize the Southwest Regional Competition this year. Approximately 100 students competed, representing 12 universities in the region.
 
Texas A&M will compete in the national competition in San Antonio April 20-22. Congratulations to the team members listed below.
 
Nik Johnson
Mark Browning
Robert Schumacher
Katy Seloff
Ross Dixon
Ryan Schmidt
Taahir Ahmed
William Chen

Last Modified: March 26, 2012