Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Cyber Defense Team Places Third in Regional Competition

At the 2014 Mid-West Regional Cyber Defense Competition, the Baldwin Wallace Cyber Defense Team took on 10 teams from nine different states and placed third. The competition, held at Moraine Valley Community College, featured some of the most difficult tasks in recent challenge history, and that made for an intense two-day contest according to faculty adviser and BW computer science professor Ken Atchinson.

BW advanced to the regionals by taking first place at the the Ohio Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition in February.

The competition involves building and defending a network of computers from professional hackers and completing network upgrades. This is the third time in four trips that BW has placed in the regional competition.