2023-24 Cybersecurity Team qualifies for Northeast Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition regional event

On Saturday, Feb 3, UMaine’s Cybersecurity Team competed in the qualifier round of the Northeast Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (NECCDC), facing off against 19 other colleges and universities.

UMaine’s competitors, a mix of veteran experience and talented newcomers, participated in the event remotely, gathered in Barrows Hall. As part of the top ten performing teams, UMaine has qualified to proceed to the NECCDC regional event in March, which will take place at Pace University in New York City.

The competition encompassed a wide variety of challenges for the team to overcome, including, but not limited to, securing machines to defend against professional ethical hackers, establishing logging systems and writing reports on the work completed.