Cyber Warriors Scholarships

This just in, starting for admissions in 2020, Indiana Tech is proud to announce scholarships of $10,000 who are a part of the Cyber Warriors Team! More information on this is to come, in the meantime, if you are interested you can use the Contact Form to speak directly with Coach Hansen or you can contact Indiana Tech Admissions. Keep an eye out for more information on this in the months to come.

GO WARRIORS!!!

Department of Energy CyberForce Competition 2019

In 2019, the Indiana Tech Cyber Warriors competed in our third United States Department of Energy CyberForce Competition. After flying out to the Pacific Northwest Laboratory in 2018, we returned to Argonne National Laboratory for the 2019 competition with some of the best schools in the country. Among the numerous competitions in which the CyberWarriors take part each year, CyberForce is itself unique with the design component. Each year the teams are given a scenario along with a few requirements.

The teams are given a few weeks to design the environment to be as secure as possible while protecting the mock critical infrastructure, using environments distributed in the Microsoft Azure Cloud and are required to submit substantial documentation on both the security design and end-user functionality of systems.

During the 8 hour competition, the “blue teams” (competing teams) are tasked with keeping their services up and running (website, email, power grid, manufacturing facility, etc.) while simultaneously keeping out the “red team” (hackers) attempting to break into their environments to act as nation-state bad actors and disrupt services including their critical infrastructure. At the end of the competition, each team is scored on a number of categories including service uptime, “gree team” (end-user) functionality tests, red team score (how well you can keep them out), anomalies (computer forensic-type tasks) and others.

The CyberWarriors held 6-12th place most of the day, but after final tabulation finished in 18th out of 107 schools across the country in 10 simultaneously competing Department of Energy laboratories. We did, however, end up with a perfect red team score, and the highest service uptime score in the nation!

In the end, the CyberForce competition is one of our favorites and we can’t wait to compete again next year!

For more images of the competitions please visit our gallery .

2019-2020 Cyber Warriors Tryouts!

The Cyber Warriors will be holding tryouts for the team starting Wednesday, August 28, 2019 in Zollner 204 at 5PM. All are welcome, regardless of skill level! The tryout process is focused around learning as you go, rather than a preconception of knowledge. You can learn more about the team at https://techcyberwarriors.org, and if you have any questions can contact Matt Hansen at mshansen02 @ indianatech.edu or on twitter @TechCybWarriors.

See you there!

2019-2020 Cyber Warriors Open House

The new school year is here! We will be holding an Open House the first week of school (August 21st, 5PM, Z201) to talk about the team, what we do, and more information on tryouts. This is not a tryout event, only an open house.  We would love to see anyone who is interested there, any major!

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Matt Hansen at mshansen02 @ indianatech. edu

You can also follow us on twitter, @TechCybWarriors

Cyber Warriors – 2nd place at the Midwest CCDC National Qualifier

After advancing from the Indiana State Qualifier and claiming their 5th consecutive State Championship, on March 15th and 16th, the Indiana Tech Cyber Warriors competed in the Collegiate Cyber Defence Competition Midwest Regional. This year, as is every year, the Midwest region produced some extremely strong teams. The competition was composed of the winner of each state qualifier, representing 8 states and over 40 schools.

This year, the Cyber Warriors took second place amongst the group of 10 schools competing for the spot to advance to the National Championship. The team performed extremely well under immense pressure and is proud to bring home the trophy for the podium finish.

The CyberWarriors will move right into the National Cyber Leauge (NCL) Spring Season which starts in late March, to represent Indiana Tech in competing against thousands of other collegiate cybersecurity students all across the country.

 

 

GO WARRIORS!

 

 

2019 State Qualifier: https://techcyberwarriors.org/cyber-warriors-win-5th-consecutive-ccdc-state-title/

2019 Cyber Warriors Team Roster: https://techcyberwarriors.org/roster/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TechCybWarriors

Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (CCDC): https://www.nationalccdc.org/

National Cyber Leauge (NCL): https://www.nationalcyberleague.org/

Cyber Warriors Win 5th Consecutive CCDC State Title

On February 2nd, the Indiana Tech Cyber Warriors competed in what was their 12th time at the Indiana State Finals for the Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition. The competition was tough as always a strong presence of Purdue University’s multiple teams battling for the title. The Cyber Warriors ended up taking 1st place on the 1, 2 podium followed Purdue West Lafayette who took second place then followed by Purdue Global and Indiana University.

This is the 5th consecutive Indiana CCDC State Title for the warriors, and the 9th win of the 12 years the competition has been running. The Cyber Warriors will move on to the National Qualifier on March 15-16 at Moraine Valley in Palos Hills, IL. There they will go up against the 9 other winning schools from Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Minnesota, Missouri, Wisconsin and the winner of the wildcard round.

The roster for the team this year can be found here: https://techcyberwarriors.org/roster/

GO WARRIORS!

@TechCybWarriors

Department of Energy National CyberForce Competition 2018

In the fall of 2018, the Cyber Warriors were invited to partake in a nation-wide competition held by the Department of Energy. The team traveled to the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland, WA to build and operate critical systems (water, electric, and other government systems) defense strategy against attackers.

More about the competition can be found at the following website.

https://cyberforcecompetition.com/

2018-2019 Cyber Warriors Tryouts

As discussed at the Open House last week, tryouts for the 2018-2019 Cyber Warriors will be starting this week! This is open to anyone, in any major, who is interested in the team. The first meeting for tryouts will be held on Wednesday, 8/29 at 5 PM in Z104.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Matt Hansen at mshansen02 @ indianatech. edu

Please also follow us on our new twitter account @TechCybWarriors https://www.twitter.com/techcybwarriors

2018-2019 Tech Cyber Warriors Open House

The new school year is here! We will be holding an Open House the first week of school (August 24th, 5PM, Z104) to talk about the team, what we do, and more information on tryouts. This is not a tryout event, only an open house.  We would love to see anyone who is interested there, any major!

 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Matt Hansen at mshansen02 @ indianatech. edu

Please also follow us on our new twitter account @TechCybWarriors https://www.twitter.com/techcybwarriors

Cyber Warriors Place Top 5% in the National Cyber League Spring 2018

The Cyber Warriors successfully competed in another Spring Season of the National Cyber League. We brought two teams to compete in the spring season of the National Cyber League and placed very well. (The NCL is a first-of-its-kind ongoing educational experiment in learning and gaming, where the students (AKA players) are co-creators and collaborators.)

Over 3,300 of the top cyber security students across the country competed in the 2018 Spring National Cyber League, from over 250 schools, in 48 states many large Research Institutions and Ivy League Schools . With that said, the Indiana Tech Cyber Warriors had placement in the top 2% in the nation in the individual round and top 5% in the team round.

Individual Round:

  • Rob Dukarski: Nationally Ranked 41st out of 3,344 total players.

Team Round:

  • Cyber Warriors Team #1: Nationally Ranked 11th out of 264 total teams.

To read more about the competition, please visit NCL’s website.
https://www.nationalcyberleague.org/

To see more competitions in which Indiana Tech Cyber Warriors take part, see our competitions page.
https://techcyberwarriors.org/competitions