The UCF Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition Team won the 2019 Southeast Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition held at Kennesaw State University on April 3-4, 2019. This is the 6th time in the past 7 years that UCF's team has won the SECCDC. In addition to claiming the 1st Place trophy, UCF's team won two specialty awards including the "Best in Business" award for successfully completing the highest number of business injects and the "Best in Defense" award for losing the fewest points to the Red Team.
During the competition, student teams assume administrative and protective duties for an existing "commercial" network - typically a small company with 100+ users, 7 to 10 servers, and common Internet services such as a web server, mail server, and e-commerce site. Teams are scored 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.
(L to R): Matthew St. Hubin, Michael Troisi, Charlton Trezevant, Michael Ibeh, Craig Calkins, Aiden Durand, Peter Steffey, Alexander Cote, James Simmons, Martin Roberts (Team Co-Captain), Michael Roberts (Team Captain), Peyton Duncan, and Dr. Tom Nedorost (Team Coach).