Photo: Recent SECCDC Competing Team
UNCW's Cyber Defense Team Wins Second Place!
We are proud to announce that UNCW's Cyber Defense Team (CDC) received the trophy for the second place at the Southeast Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (SECCDC)! The Cyber Defense Team is a combination of IS, CS and MS CSIS students. This outstanding performance is achieved by hard work, determination and excellent team dynamic of the following students:
- Ashley Nichole Riley (MIS undergrad – senior) – Team Captain
- Michael Vincent Abate (MSCSIS) – Team Co-Captain
- Mandy (Keng Teng) Soo (MSCSIS)
- Juvens Isaac Gracieux (MIS undergrad – senior)
- Ray Antonio Haddock (MIS undergrad – sophomore)
- Daniel Erin Wuensch (MIS undergrad – senior)
- Shady Abdul Aziz Mohamed (MSCSIS candidate)
- Dennis Christopher Burns (Criminal Justice undergrad – senior)
- William Bryant Blevins (MIS undergrad – junior)
For 3 days, participating teams were given the task of securing several systems while they were bombarded with business injections and were under attack by hackers (the red team). Their scores were based on how they performed against the hacking attempts of the red team, how many services they had running and how they handled the business injections during the competition. They were probably given one month worth of IT tasks to be completed in a couple of days. The team prepared for this event relentlessly working and learning together completely outside of their full time academic schedule. Each member probably spent on average 15 hours per week outside the classroom for preparation efforts for at least the past couple of months. Advisors include Dr. Clark, Dr. Vetter and Matt Bohme (GE-Hitachi).
SECCDC was sponsored by: Homeland Security, Deloitte, Dell Secure Works, metasploit, netscout, coresecurity and hp. After the competition, our students were approached by these recruiters and were invited to apply to their cyber security positions!
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The purpose of the UNCW Cyber Defense Club is twofold. First, it aims to provide an educational venue in which students can learn critical knowledge and skills needed to administer and defend computer networks and systems, and gives the opportunity to apply the theory and skills that students acquired in their information systems and computer science course work. Second, UNCW Cyber Defense Club will be joining the Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (CCDC), which challenges students to defend network services against attacks by professional penetration testers. UNCW Cyber Defense Club will use the Regional and National Collegiate Cyber Security Competition (CCSC) competition as a metric of University of North Carolina Wilmington expertise maturation.
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Ulku Clark [ clarku AT uncw DOT edu ], 910.962.3901
President- Ray Haddock
Vice President- Anthony Harris
Treasurer- Dennis Burns
Secretary- Kellie McLiverty
Event Coordinator- Joseph Mock
Other Officer- Daniel Wueunsch
Other Officer- Shady Mohamed
ISA is a student organization that represents students who have an interest in today's information technology trends. We hold meetings roughly every two weeks on Wednesday nights. Our purpose is to facilitate student to student networking as well as with fundraisers, facility tours and social events.
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Jeffrey Cummings [ cummingsj AT uncw DOT edu ], 910.962.3032
Vice President- Joseph Mauriello
Treasurer- Eric Hunnicutt
Secretary- Daniel Vestal
Event Coordinator- Denton Campbell
Marketing Coordinator- Jason Lindberg
The mission of the Student Operations Management Association (SOMA) is to enhance student development through value added activities focused on service operations, manufacturing operations, and technology. The organization seeks to provide its members with opportunities to interact with colleagues and professionals in their chosen field of study. To foster these exchanges, SOMA is affiliated with two national professional organizations, the Association for Operations Management (APICS) and the Institute for Supply Management (ISM). The club is open to all students.
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Stacy Mitchell [ mitchells AT uncw DOT edu ], 910.962.2162
Vice President- Courtney Bunnell
Treasurer- Nick Tarantin
Secretary- Alex Rosetreter
Event Coordinator- Lahna Harper, Garrett Johnson