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Podcast: Cyber Competition in Review

My guest this episode is Kathryn Kun, manager of our Adversarial Resilience team. She reviews the recent Northeast Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (NECCDC), of which she was an organizer.

As part of the competition, each team -- along with a new "CIO" -- was hired to take over IT operations for the fictional company EnV research Inc. The competition packet described the following scenario: "At the request of major stake holders, including the Department of Energy, the previous IT team was let go after confidential and proprietary EnV research documents surfaced online. As the new IT department, you will be tasked with securing the EnV network, while maintaining business operations."

NECCDC is the regional qualifier for the national Collegiate Cyber-Defense Competition (CCDC). The northeast region represents institutions in the states of New York, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut. 
The NECCDC selected one winner and one alternate to represent the region in this year's CCDC in San Antonio, Texas, April 19-21.

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