The Cyber Warriors is a cyber defense team from Indiana Tech that competes in several cyber security competitions across the nation. The Cyber Warriors are best known for their participation in the Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition where they have won the state championship twelve times over the past fourteen years and were ranked in the top 10 teams nationwide in 2007, 2011, and 2018.
The team also competes in the National Cyber League, an online capture-the-flag competition that focuses on cryptography, network traffic analysis, web app exploitation, and reverse engineering. They have also competed in the U.S. Department of Energy’s CyberForce competition, Cyber Quests, and the Global Cyberlympics.
The Cyber Warriors are divided into two sections, with Team 1 focusing on CCDC and Team 2 concentrating on NCL, CyberForce, Cyber Quests, and the Cyberlympics. Between the two divisions, the team puts in hundreds of hours of practice every year in preparation for these competitions, most of which is done outside of organized team practices.
Members of the Cyber Warriors learn many skills that they will use in their future careers, including the fundamentals of Windows Server, Linux, networking, web servers, DNS, Active Directory, firewalls, cryptography, server administration, log analysis, password cracking, web exploitation, network reconnaissance, and many others. The team greatly exhibits self-motivation and determination, along with excellent use of communication and teamwork. Graduates from the team have gone on to work for a wide range of companies like Microsoft, Discover Card, Dell, Cisco, and many others.
For more information about our competitions, please visit our Competitions page.