Congratulations to the UCF Collegiate Cyber Defense Championship team for their second place finish at the National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition held on April 23-25, 2019. During the three-day competition in Orlando, UCF’s team spent 16 hours operating and managing the network of a fictitious agricultural company called Cryovine that specializes in seed storage, plant development and farm-to-table initiatives. The team used their cyber skills to monitor network activity and fend off attacks from professional hackers injected into the competition to steal the personal information of company employees, acquire customer credit card information, and disrupt business activities. The teams are scored on their ability to detect and respond to outside threats, keep services such as mail servers and web servers operational, and respond to routine business requests. This is the second consecutive year UCF has placed second in the prestigious competition. See also https://www.ucf.edu/news/ucf-takes-second-place-national-cyber-defense-competition/.