Cyber Blazers Team

Why and What

The increasing number of national and international cybersecurity student competitions reflects the intense and growing need to develop talent and practical skills in cybersecurity.

As members of the Cyber Blazers competition team, students apply their technical skills,  expertise, knowledge and ethics to solve problems and compete in cybersecurity competitions. The Cyber Blazers team meets regularly and practices in our Cybersesurity Lab. The team is open to undergraduate and graduate students with an interest in developing high level defensive and offensive cyber skills. Our team participates in various cybersecurity competitions, though students who join the team are not required to compete.

For new members, the team provides hands on training and tutorials to catch them up to speed with current topics.

Focus Areas:

  • System and Network Forensics
  • Linux Operating Systems
  • Penetration Testing
  • Scripting
  • Reverse Engineering/Exploitation
  • Cryptography

 

Team Meetings & Training

Team meetings (for Spring 2019):  Mondays from 5:30-6:30 pm in HT 308C

 

Competitions

 

Mid-Atlantic Gigabit Innovation Collaboratory Capture the Flag (MAGIC CTF)

 

National Cyber League (NCL)

Cyber Blazers Team Roster (2018-2019)

  *   Ivo Tadic
  *   Kamal Rangavajhula
  *   Joseph Lyons
  *   Jeffery Larson
  *   Neha Prasad
  *   Abdullah Alhogbani
  *   Davon Hill
  *   Warren Scott
  *   Tristan Beyer
  *   Berl Lovelace
  *   Luan Lepi
  *   Connor Brown
  *   Rob de Cespedes
  *   Doug Koster
  *   Brian Patton
  *   Vincent Yu
  *   Michael Hodge
  *   Alice Gallaugher


Cyber Blazers Team Rankings
2018 Fall MAGIC's Capture the Flag Cybersecurity Competition,  ranked 8th (45 teams competing) 
2018 Fall National Cyber League (NCL), ranked 53rd (368 teams competing) 
2018 Fall National Cyber League (NCL), Gold Bracket, ranked 37th (54 teams competing)
2018 Spring MAGIC's Capture the Flag Cybersecurity Competition,  ranked 17th (40+ teams competing) 
2018 Spring National Cyber League (NCL), ranked 125th (264 teams competing)
2018 Spring National Cyber League (NCL), Silver Bracket, ranked 54th (97 teams competing)
Individual rankings 
Cyber Blazer Tristan Beyer: 2018 Fall National Cyber League (NCL), Gold Bracket, ranked 56th (471 players competing), placed in Gold Bracket.
Cyber Blazer Tristan Beyer: 2018 Fall National Cyber League (NCL), ranked 60th (3,324 players competing)

 

Join Us!

Students interested in joining the Blazers Cyber team should contact the team coach, Dr. Carol Jim:  email jim@hood.edu.

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