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UCF C3 Team Wins CCDC At Large Regional Competition

April 2, 2021

UCF’s Collegiate Cybersecurity Competition (C3) Team won the 2021 At Large Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition held virtually on March 27th & 28th. This is the 8th time UCF has won their regional event in the 9 years UCF has competed. In addition to claiming the 1st Place trophy, UCF finished first in all three scoring categories…Service, Defense, and Business. The team received “Best in Service” for maintaining 94.92% uptime during the two-day competition, “Best in Defense” for losing fewest points to the Red Team (professional penetration testers who attempt to breach the team’s servers and steal data, delete files, or deface the team’s website), and “Best in Business” for successfully completing 22 out of 23 requested business tasks during the competition. The team now advances to the 2021 National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition on April 23-25. UCF won the National CCDC Championship in 2014, 2015, 2016 and finished runner up in 2018, 2019, and 2020.

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.

Team members in the picture include:
Front L-to-R: Michael Troisi SR-CS; Alexander Cote SR-CS; Christopher Fischer JR-CS
Back L-to-R: Martin Roberts MS-DF; Aiden Durand JR-CS; Kai Garia SR-CS; Michael Roberts MS-DF; Nelson Torres SR-CS
Not pictured: Dr. Thomas Nedorost, Coach

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