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Collegiate Cyber Defense Club placed second in SECCDC and fourth at ANL Cyber Defense Competition

UCF Cyber Defense Team Finishes in Top 4 in Multiple Competitions

April 12, 2017

UCF Today, Orlando, FL

A team of cyber defenders from the University of Central Florida took second place in the Southeast Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition, while another team took fourth place at the Argonne National Labs Cyber Defense Competition held within the same week.…

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Executives from Northrop Grumman present a sponsorship check to UCF's Collegiate Cyber Defense Club

Northrop Grumman Sponsors UCF’s National Champion Cyber Defense Club

December 14, 2016

UCF Today, Orlando, FL

The University of Central Florida’s three-time national champion student cyberdefense club has landed a sponsorship from Northrop…

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Orlando Schools Educating Future Leaders in Cybersecurity

August 26, 2016

Orlando Economic Development Commission, Orlando, FL

Our growing dependency on technology for everything from banking to travel has created a high demand for cybersecurity…

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Hack@UCF members, pictured with faculty advisor Thomas Nedorost, won their third consecutive National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition championship.

These Florida Student Organizations Can Jump-Start Your Cybersecurity Career

August 23, 2016

Florida Center for Cybersecurity, Tampa, FL

According to a recent Whitehouse report, student organizations and their competitions are key to building the cybersecurity workforce by…

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Students from the University of Central Florida pose after winning their third consecutive National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition Championship.

How the University of Central Florida Built a Hacking Dynasty

August 15, 2016

The Christian Science Monitor, Boston, MA

It's a scene familiar to many cybersecurity professionals: Network defenders try to keep business running while fighting off…

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Attendees of the Cybersecurity Competition Workforce event pose outside the Eisenhower Executive Office Building.

Building the Workforce through Cybersecurity Competitions

July 27, 2016

The White House Blog, Washington, DC

The National Science and Technology Council report, A 21st Century Science, Technology, and Innovation Enterprise for…

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Heather Lawrence (left) and Carrie Chenicek help their University of Central Florida team win their third consecutive NCCDC championship. The pair were among only seven women (from a total of 80 competitors) in the National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition championship.

Women Cracking the Code

July 26, 2016

Raytheon Company, Waltham, MA

At an ice breaker during 2014’s DEF CON, the world's largest annual hacker convention, a stranger…

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Heather Lawrence

UCF Cybersecurity Champ Awarded One of Seven National Veteran Scholarships

July 14, 2016

UCF Today, Orlando, FL

The research aspirations of University of Central Florida engineering student Heather Lawrence, who wants to discover ways…

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UCF Gets Double Dose of Cyber News

May 9, 2016

Team Orlando, Orlando, FL

April has been an exciting month for the University of Central Florida (UCF) and its College of Engineering & Computer Science faculty…

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Students from the University of Central Florida fight off cyber attacks to keep a mock business running during the 2016 National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition

Digital Defense Dynasty

April 25, 2016

Raytheon Company, Waltham, MA

In a cyber defense competition, seconds count and the pressure runs high. The competition was so intense at the National Collegiate…

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Operations Member Alex Davis giving a presentation to Hack@UCF during one of their meetings.

Hack@UCF Offers Advice on Identity Theft Protection

February 21, 2016

Nicholson Student Media, Orlando, FL

Almost a month after students and faculty at the University of Central Florida were notified about a security breach that caused 63,000…

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UCF Cyber Defense Club Repeats as Top Team in Nation

January 14, 2016

UCF Today, Orlando, FL

UCF’s Collegiate Cyber Defense Club, also known as Hack@UCF, was crowned champion for best overall performance in 2015 for a…

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Hacking D.C.

Fall 2015

Pegasus, Orlando, FL

In April the Collegiate Cyber Defense Club @ UCF, also known as Hack@UCF, won their second consecutive championship…

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Top 10 Tips for Safe Online Shopping

November 25, 2015

UCF Today, Orlando, FL

From deep discounts to one-click ordering, many consumers are going digital this holiday shopping season. But buyer beware…

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UCF students working on computers at CyberSEED

UCF Students Win $25,500 at Cybersecurity Competition

November 9, 2015

UCF Today, Orlando, FL

UCF’s teams of student cybersecurity experts cleaned up at another cyber competition recently, bringing home more than…

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Members of the University of Central Florida Knights, the 2015 National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition champions, meet with Dave Wajsgras, president of Raytheon’s Intelligence, Information and Services business at the firm’s headquarters in Dulles, Va. on July 28.

Following the OPM data breach, Uncle Sam needs to step up recruitment of cyber talent

August 17, 2015

Washington Post, Washington, DC

For the second year in a row, the Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition Team at UCF was able to ward off a runner-up rank…

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Cyber champs get inside look at ICE crime center

August 6, 2015

Federal News Radio, Washington, DC

From IT offices to law enforcement bureaus, the federal government says it needs more cybersecurity specialists. But competition is tough.…

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UCF information technology students Alex Davis and Andres Giron-Arias take selfies during a White House West Wing tour in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room. Photo provided by Raytheon.

UCF's Cyberdefense Champs Tour White House, Hobnob with Security Officials

August 4, 2015

UCF Today, Orlando, FL

UCF’s student cyberdefense warriors hit the nation’s halls of power last week, with VIP tours of the White House and the U.S. Capitol and meetings with top cybersecurity officials.…

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Dave Wajsgras, president of Raytheon's Intelligence, Information and Services business, joins Coach Tom Nedorost and the 2015 National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition winners from the University of Central Florida.

College Cyber Champs Tour D.C.

July 29, 2015

Raytheon Company, Waltham, MA

When a team nabs a national championship two years in a row, everyone wants to know the secret to its success.…

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Nine Investigates Hot Spot Hackers

July 13, 2015

WFTV, Orlando, FL

Free Wi-Fi networks are convenient and easy ways to browse the Internet in public at places like coffee shops and restaurants. But 9 Investigates…

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UCF Takes 2015 National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition

April 28, 2015

Norse Corporation, Foster City, CA

A team from the University of Central Florida (UCF) has taken the top spot in the 2015 National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition…

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UCF Cyber Defense Team Claims 2nd Victory in National Competition

April 27, 2015

UCF Today, Orlando, FL

The University of Central Florida’s cyber-defense team successfully defended its status as top dog over the weekend, winning the…

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Team photo with the Alamo Cup

Knights Crowned Kings of Net Nobility

April 27, 2015

Raytheon Company, Waltham, MA

Although the University of Central Florida kept its strategy under wraps before the championship, it was no surprise when it repeated in…

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UCF Cyber Defense team takes 2nd national title

April 26, 2015

Central Florida Future, Orlando, FL

For the second year in a row, the Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition Team at UCF was able to ward off a runner-up rank…

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UCF team members defend their networks

University of Central Florida wins 2015 National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition

April 26, 2015

Raytheon Company, Waltham, MA

University of Central Florida (UCF) beat out nine other finalist teams to win the 2015 National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition…

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Three-Peat: UCF Cyber Defense Team Wins Southeast Region for Third Straight Year

April 9, 2015

UCF Today, Orlando, FL

UCF’s cyber-warriors have done it again. Team members from the Collegiate Cyber Defense Club @ UCF took first place in the…

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UCF Cyber-Warriors to Fight Hackers in Competition at Microsoft HQ

April 8, 2015

UCF Today, Orlando, FL

Sixteen UCF students are headed to Microsoft headquarters this weekend to go head-to-head with their counterparts from across the…

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Young Americans and the Intelligence Community

April 6, 2015

Shepherd's Pi, Washington, DC

A few days ago I travelled down to Orlando—just escaping the last days of the DC winter. I was invited to participate in a conference hosted…

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Virtual wallets: Are they safe?

February 16, 2015

WKMG Local 6, Orlando, FL

Several virtual wallets are on the market, allowing you to use your phone to pay. Apple Pay, Google Wallet and Soft Card all offer…

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Hack@UCF and New England Patriots: Champ & Chump

January 24, 2015

Orlando Sentinel, Orlando, FL

As Americans conduct more business online and leave their virtual fingerprints in cyberspace, the need grows to build networks…

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UCF cyberdefense team earns national honors

January 16, 2015

Orlando Sentinel, Orlando, FL

The need to train the next wave of cybersecurity experts grew last year as a record number of data breaches hit U.S. retailers. For some area…

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The Collegiate Cybersecurity Championship Cup the club was awarded.

UCF's Cyber Defense Team Starts New Year By Taking top National Prize

January 7, 2015

UCF Today, Orlando, FL

UCF’s Cyber Defense Team has started the new year by taking top honors in the Collegiate Cybersecurity Championship Cup…

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UCF’s Cyber Defense Team at the Raytheon National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition

UCF's Top Stories of 2014

December 23, 2014

UCF Today, Orlando, FL

Fom announcing a new downtown campus, to pursuing a smart-sensors research center, to winning a major bowl game and whipping…

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Hack@UCF presents to high school students

Cyber Patriot Students Learn from Cyber Security Experts

December 4, 2014

Tampa Preparatory School, Tampa, FL

Before Thanksgiving break, members of the Cyber Patriot club had two visitors from Hack@UCF, a club focused on cyber security…

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Time to celebrate a cybersecurity success

November 6, 2014

Federal Times, Springfield, VA

There is a good news, bad news story in cybersecurity. The good news: On August 19 Vice President Biden welcomed a team of…

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Vice President Joe Biden speaks to the team

Vice President Biden Congratulates Winners of National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition

August 20, 2014

The White House Blog, Washington, DC

Vice President Joe Biden speaks to the 2014 National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition Champions from the University of Central…

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The 2014 RNCCDC National Champions University of Central Florida Knights

Cyber Champions Head to Washington: Student winners meet nation’s cyber defenders

August 18, 2014

Raytheon Company, Waltham, MA

A student team from the University of Central Florida—home of the UCF Knights—is celebrating its victory in the Raytheon-sponsored National…

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The UCF Cyber Defense team after they won the 2014 Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition

UCF Cyber Defense Team Wins National Title

May 15, 2014

Central Florida Future, Orlando, FL

The UCF Collegiate Cyber Defense team wards off the dangerous viruses and hackers that loom in the cyber world…

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UCF Wins National Collegiate Cyber Defense Championship

April 30, 2014

Tripwire, Portland, OR

The University of Central Florida Kinghts have won the Raytheon National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition Championship…

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What Universities and Colleges Do the Best Hackers Come From? Here’s One in Particular: UCF!

April 30, 2014

GuidePoint Security, Reston, VA

University of Central Florida (UCF) won 1st Place at the National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (CCDC) that took…

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Next generation of cyber defenders prepare for expanding battlefield

April 29, 2014

The Christian Science Monitor, Boston, MA

While private-sector cybersecurity flaws, such as the recent Microsoft Internet Explorer hack, dominate headlines, college-level…

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UCF wins national collegiate cyber security competition

April 29, 2014

SC Magazine, New York, NY

The University of Central Florida (UCF) has made itself a standout in cyber security after recently winning a national cyber defense…

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UCF wins Raytheon cyber defense contest

April 28, 2014

Orlando Sentinel, Orlando, FL

University of Central Florida beat nine other finalist teams to win the 2014 Raytheon National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition in San…

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The champions of RNCCDC

Cyber Defense Team Takes First in Nation, Victory Photo Displayed in Times Square

April 28, 2014

UCF Today, Orlando, FL

The eight-member UCF team that started as a grassroots effort to educate the community about cyber attacks and how to defend…

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Congratulations to the UCF Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition Team

April 28, 2014

College of Engineering and Computer Science, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL

Congratulations to the UCF Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition Team for winning the Raytheon National Collegiate…

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Person at laptop working

Crack the code: Best hackers come from these universities

April 28, 2014

CNBC, Englewood Cliffs, NJ

Companies looking to beef up their cybersecurity defenses should now have a better idea of where to recruit. Over the weekend Raytheon…

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UCF wins 2014 Raytheon National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition

April 28, 2014

Orlando Business Journal, Orlando, FL

The University of Central Florida bested nine other finalist teams to win the 2014 Raytheon National Collegiate Cyber Defense…

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Hands at keyboard

Florida school wins cyber competition

April 28, 2014

San Antonio Business Journal, San Antonio, TX

The University of Central Florida took top prize at the Raytheon National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition held in San Antonio…

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UCF wins cyber defense competition in SA

April 27, 2014

KSAT, San Antonio, TX

The team from the University of Central Florida took home top honors from the National Collegiate Cyber Defense Championship in…

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Team photo at RNCCDC with the Alamo Cup

Knights In Cyber Armor: University of Central Florida Wins Raytheon National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition Championship

April 27, 2014

Raytheon Company, Waltham, MA

This year's college championship season had its fair share of surprises, Cinderella stories, upsets and underdogs. And the final…

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Team photo at RNCCDC with the Alamo Cup

University of Central Florida wins 2014 Raytheon National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition

April 27, 2014

Raytheon Company, Waltham, MA

University of Central Florida bested nine other finalist teams to win the 2014 Raytheon National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition…

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CCDC teams takes photo with trophy

UCF's Cyber Defense Team Takes First Place, Heads for Nationals...Again

April 4, 2014

UCF Today, Orlando, FL

UCF’s Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition Team is no one-hit wonder. The team just won the 2014 Southeast Collegiate Cyber…

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Congratulations to the UCF Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition Team

April 2, 2014

College of Engineering and Computer Science, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL

The UCF Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition Team has won 1st Place for the second consecutive year in the 2014 Southeast…

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Students patching in at a network rack

Student Club Creating Cybersecurity Guardians

February 24, 2014

UCF Today, Orlando, FL

UCF student Carlos Beltran and his team of 15 computer enthusiasts spend about 20 hours a week working to keep computer…

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Student seated in front of a computer monitor

Students Hack Networks to Protect Systems

February 20, 2014

FOX 35 News, Orlando, FL

Spending hours a week, the CCDC Team practices hacking and being hacked. Students are able to apply and expand their knowledge…

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Group of three participants surrounding a laptop

Top Student Hackers in North American Progress to Final Round of NYU-Poly CyberSecurity Awareness Week

October 4, 2013

Polytechnic Institute of New York University, Brooklyn, NY

After 72 grueling hours of worldwide competition from 82 countries, 15 student teams will progress to the final round of one of the biggest…

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Most of the student competition team

UCF Collegiate Cyber Defense Club to compete in national competition

March 27, 2013

Central Florida Future, Orlando, FL

In a world dominated by cyber space, UCF’s Collegiate Cyber Defense Club is becoming more and more relevant as it tackles everyday…

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Congratulations to UCF's Collegiate Cyber Defense Club

March 8, 2013

College of Engineering and Computer Science, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL

The Collegiate Cyber Defense Club's competition team won 1st Place and also Best-in-Services at the 2013 Southeast Collegiate…

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