Ivy Tech Community College Northeast announces Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition winner

Ivy Tech Community College Northeast hosted Indiana’s Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition, or CCDC, Feb. 8. Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology won, competing against Indiana Tech, Indiana University Southeast, and Ivy Tech Northeast.

The four teams inherited an “operational” network from a fictional business complete with email, websites, data files, and users. Teams were required to correct problems on their network, perform typical business tasks, and defend their networks from a red team that generated live, hostile activity continuously. Points were awarded based on how well the students maintained and defended their services.

CCDC 2014

An Ivy Tech Community College Northeast student competes in Saturday’s Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition at the College. The next round of competition will feature state winners from Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Missouri, and Wisconsin.

Rose-Hulman will go on to compete at the regional competition at Moraine Valley Community College at the end of March in Palos Heights, Ill. Last year, Rose-Hulman placed third in the national competition, which will be hosted this year in April in San Antonio, Texas.

Ivy Tech Northeast launched an associate degree in Information Security in fall 2011 and is a recognized Center of Excellence for two-year schools, or a CAE-2Y, by the National Security Agency. The college also offers a grant-funded Cyber Technology certificate program that trains individuals for a career in as short as one year with opportunities to work toward industry-recognized certifications.

For more information on the Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition, visit www.mwccdc.org. For more information on Ivy Tech’s Information Security program, visit IvyTech.edu/information-security.

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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