Ivy Tech Community College–Northeast Hosting Indiana’s Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition

Ivy Tech Community College−Northeast is hosting Indiana’s Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition Feb. 18. This is the first time all participating teams in CCDC will be from Indiana.

Five teams of eight students will compete against each other to protect and strengthen their mock company’s IT system while also handling the day to day administration of a company’s technical infrastructure. Teams will participate from Ivy Tech−Northeast, Ivy Tech North Central, Indiana University Southeast, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and Indiana Tech.

“This is a great opportunity for our students,” said John Knight, program chair for Information Security at Ivy Tech−Northeast and Indiana state director for CCDC. “By participating in CCDC, they have the opportunity to show their skills amongst the best in the state.”

The winning team from Indiana will go on to compete at the regional competition in Minneapolis and from there the winning team will compete in the national competition in San Antonio, Texas.

For more information, visit www.mwccdc.org or contact John Knight at 260-480-2031 or jknight@ivytech.edu.

About Ivy Tech Community College Northeast

Ivy Tech Community College Northeast is located in Fort Wayne, Ind., and serves nine counties in northeast Indiana. The region and its campus locations have grown from 131 students in 1969 to more than 11,000 students enrolled in nine schools in 2013. Ivy Tech Northeast expanded its physical boundaries to two additional campuses. The North Campus­—just a half-mile north of the Coliseum Campus building—consists of four buildings: The Steel Dynamics, Inc. Keith E. Busse Technology Center, Student Life Center, Harshman Hall and Carroll Hall. Public Safety Academy: Ivy Tech South Campus—located on the south side of Fort Wayne—provides additional educational opportunities for southern Allen County, as well as Huntington, Wells and Adams counties. Ivy Tech Community College is the state's largest public postsecondary institution and the nation's largest singly accredited statewide community college system serving nearly 200,000 students annually. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana. It serves as the state's engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its communities. In addition, its courses and programs transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association.
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