CyberDefense

Photo: SECCDC 2015 UNCW Cyber Defense Team

UNCW Cyber Defense Team earns 4th place out of 24 participants!

UNCW Cyber Defense Team (CDC) successfully represented UNCW at the Southeast Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (SECCDC). The team members relentlessly prepared for this competition since the beginning of Fall 2014. As a part of the preparation, all of the team members along with some other Cyber Defense Club members participated at the National Cyber League, which is a national capture the flag competition, and ranked in the top 10% individually and as a team. In early March, at the virtual qualifiers the UNCW CDC team competed against teams from 24 universities from the southeast region and was among the top 8 teams invited to participate in the regional competition.

MIS, CIT, CS and MS CSIS students successfully represented UNCW, and won 4th place in the two day competition that took place at Kennesaw State University on April 7-8, 2015. SECCDC focuses on the operational aspect of managing and protecting (defending) an existing network infrastructure. Teams are assessed based on their ability to detect and respond to outside threats, maintain availability of existing services such as mail servers and web servers, respond to business requests such as the addition or removal of additional services, and balance security needs against business needs.

Team Members included:
  • Callie Toothman - Cyber Defense President
  • Brandon Elliott
  • Lofton Anderson
  • Jack Attick
  • James Barasorda
  • Chris Creech
  • Scott Hollenbeck
  • Steve Myrick
  • Ciara Reolegio
  • Ulku Clark - Team Advisor
The teams our team competed against in the regionals were:
  • Central Florida University
  • University of South Florida
  • University of North Carolina Charlotte
  • Tennessee Technological University
  • College of Charleston
  • Georgia Regents University
  • Montreat College
    Credit Suisse
  • Special thanks to the Graduate School, CSB, CS, ISOM and Credit Suisse for providing the necessary funds for the competition.

    Student Organizations

    Cyber Defense Club

    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. Jeffrey Cummings[ cummingsj AT uncw DOT edu ], 910.962.3032

    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

    Information Systems Association (ISA)

    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

    President- Steve Myrick
    Vice President- Caleb Milian
    Treasurer- Alex Lugo
    Secretary- John Cole
    Event Coordinator- James Barasorda
    Marketing Coordinator- Nick Jermyn

    Student Operations Management Association (SOMA)

    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

    President- Kelly McIntyre
    Vice President- Courtney Bunnell
    Treasurer- Nick Tarantin
    Secretary- Alex Rosetreter
    Event Coordinator- Lahna Harper, Garrett Johnson