Cyber Defense Team Participates in Regional Competition, Syracuse University Reports

Syracuse University reported the University of Maine was one of 10 colleges to compete during the 2015 Northeast Collegiate Cyber Defense competition March 20–22. The team earned its spot in the contest hosted by Syracuse and the School of Information Studies (iSchool) after placing fifth in a preliminary competition with 13 other schools that was held in January. According to the National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition, the contest simulates security operations for a small company. Teams must quickly familiarize themselves with network systems and software before beginning to defend against attacks while also providing customer service to users. The Daily Orange also carried a report about the competition.