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UCF Takes Second Place in the Maryland Cyber Challenge

March 25, 2021

UCF placed 2nd in the Maryland Cyber Challenge on March 24, 2021. The competition tested cyber skills in 10 categories: Encoding/Encryption, File Analysis, Forensics/Hard Disks, Log Analysis, Malware Analysis/Reverse Engineering, Network Captures/Wireless, Open Source Intelligence, Passwords/Hashing, Scanning/Exploitation, Virtual Machines.

In a short 150-minute timeframe, UCF successfully completed 86 out of 100 challenges to claim second Place. First Place went to the University of Maryland Global Campus team that completed 91 out of 100 challenges. UCF’s team consisted of: Team Captain Peyton Duncan (SR, CS); Alexander Cote (SR, CS); and siblings Cameron Whitehead (MSDF) and Caitlin Whitehead (MSDF).

The competition, organized and hosted by the University of Maryland Global Campus, is the highlight event of the annual Cyber Maryland Conference. This annual conference is presented by the Federal Business Council (FBC) in conjunction with academia, federal and state government, and private industry organizations primarily in the MD-DC-VA region. This was UCF’s first appearance in this competition and first time competing using the TryHackMe platform.

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