A team of UVa students competing for the first time in National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition held in Orlando, Florida on April 13-15th took home the first place trophy. The teams competing were:
- Utah Valley University
- Dakota State Universtiy
- University of Alaska Fairbanks
- Baylor University
- University of Buffalo
- University of Washington
- California State University Northridge
- University of Virginia
- Indiana Institute of Technology
- University of Central Florida
The team earned the national title by successfully protecting a fictional biotech firm's network against cyber attacks from top security experts posing as hackers.
The UVa team was: Roman Bohuk, Daniel Chen, Quintin DeGroot, Mariah Kenny, Abbas Naderi-Afooshteh, Paul Sanders, and Jake Smith.