Cyber Warriors CCDC Team

Cyber Warriors – 2rd Place at 2021 Midwest CCDC National Qualifier

Cyber Warriors CCDC Team

After advancing from the Indiana State Qualifier and claiming their 7th consecutive State Championship, on March 19th and 20th, the Indiana Tech Cyber Warriors competed for 22 hours in the Collegiate Cyber Defense 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 9 states and over 40 schools.

This year, the Cyber Warriors took second place amongst the 10 best schools from the Midwest competing for the spot to advance to the National Championship. The team performed extremely well under immense pressure with the brand new competition style, and is proud to have extended our streak to 4 consecutive years of a podium finish.

The Cyber Warriors’ CCDC Team now advances to the National wildcard round, representing Indiana Tech as a top 20 school in the country, and allowing for another chance to qualify for the National Championship.

Meanwhile, the Cyber Warriors’ Offensive and Forensics Team are preparing for the National Cyber League (NCL) Spring Season which starts in late March, to represent Indiana Tech in competing against thousands of other collegiate Cyber Security students all across the country.

GO WARRIORS!

2021 State Qualifier: https://techcyberwarriors.org/cyber-warriors-win-7th-consecutive-ccdc-state-title/

2021 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/

2021 Cyber Warriors Win 7th Consecutive CCDC State Title

On February 6th, 2021 the Indiana Tech Cyber Warriors competed in what was their 14th time at the Indiana State Finals for the Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition. The competition was tough, as always multiple strong teams battling for the title. The Cyber Warriors ended up taking 1st place on the 1, 2 podium this year followed by Vincennes University who took second place.

This is the 7th consecutive Indiana CCDC State Title for the warriors, adding to the list of titles of this and other competition. The Cyber Warriors will move on to the National Qualifier on March 19-20, this year being held virtually. There they will compete against the 9 other winning schools from Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Minnesota, Missouri, Wisconsin and the winner of the wildcard round.

The Cyber Warriors assigned to CCDC this year are as follows:

  • Sam Boger
  • Zach Hopkins
  • Cameron Fyfe
  • Zach King
  • Marek Grzelak
  • Savanna Yoder
  • Nick Lanham
  • Osman Yusof
  • John Rudolph

Coach: Matt Hansen

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

GO WARRIORS!

@TechCybWarriors

Cyber Warriors Place in the Top Tier of the National Cyber League Fall 2020 Season

Fall 2020 marks another successfully competed season of the National Cyber League (NCL) for the Cyber Warriors. The team had top tier placements in both the individual round and team round with another record-setting year for registered competitors, the largest competition they’ve ever held. The NCL is a “defensive and offensive puzzle-based, capture-the-flag style cybersecurity competition”, comprised of challenges in the following categories: Open Source Intelligence, Password Cracking, Log Analysis, Network Traffic Analysis, Forensics, Scanning & Reconnaissance, Web Application Exploitation, and Enumeration and Exploitation.

Over 6,000 of the top cyber security students across the country competed in the 2020 Spring National Cyber League, from hundreds of schools including many large Division 1, Research Institutions and Ivy League Schools . With that said, the Indiana Tech Cyber Warriors had placement up in to the top 0.03% Nationally in the individual round and increased our “Cyber Power Rankings” to the top leaderboard. Cyber Power Rankings are calculated by using a combination of total number of competitors, and scores from both the individual and team rounds. Since total number of competing students is a factor in this calculation, given the size of our school compared to others, we are very proud to be on the board!

Cyber Power Ranking: 

Individual Round (6,013 competitors):

Marek Grzelak:

  • Top 0.03% (18/6013) in NCL Overall
  • Top 0.002% (10th/6013 Overall) in Forensics

Cameron Fyfe:

  • Top 3% in bracket overall
  • Top 3% in bracket in Log Analysis
  • Top 10% in bracket in Network Traffic Analysis, Scanning and Reconnaissance, and Cryptography.

John Rudolph:

  • Top 2% in bracket for Web Application exploitation
  • Top 10% in bracket for Cryptography, and Forensics

Zach Hampton:

  • Top 10% in bracket for Scanning and Reconnaissance

Nick Lanham:

  • Top 5% in bracket overall
  • Top 1% in bracket in Web Application Exploitation
  • Top 2% in bracket in Forensics

Nia Iott:

  • Top 10% in bracket in Cryptography and Password Cracking

Savanna Yoder:

  • Top 5% in bracket in Password Cracking and Forensics

Shawn Witchey:

  • Top 5% in bracket for Open Source Intelligence

Zylar McCullah:

  • Top 10% in bracket for Cryptography

John Gaulin:

  • Top 5% in bracket for Network Traffic Analysis
  • Top 10% in bracket for Open Source Intelligence

Bryce Casto:

  • Top 5% in bracket for Open Source Intelligence

Team Round (957 teams, up to 5 competitors each):

Cyber Warriors Team #1:

  • Top 15% in NCL Overall
  • 22nd overall in Log Analysis

Cyber Warriors Team #2:

  • 12th in bracket for Network Traffic Analysis

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

2020-2021 Cyber Warriors Open House

The new school year is here! We will be holding an Open House this week (Wednesday, September 2nd, 6PM, Keene C.E.C) 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’re interested in joining the team, or the club , please fill out this form: Cyber Warriors Interest Form

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

You can also follow us on twitter, @TechCybWarriors

or chat with us on Discord: https://discord.gg/nQSk3zZ
To see some more information on the types of competitions, please visit our About Page or our Competitions Page.

Cyber Warriors – 3rd Place at 2020 Midwest CCDC National Qualifier

After advancing from the Indiana State Qualifier and claiming their 6th consecutive State Championship, on March 13th and 14th, the Indiana Tech Cyber Warriors competed in the Collegiate Cyber Defense 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 third 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 their third consecutive 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!

2020 State Qualifier: https://techcyberwarriors.org/cyber-warriors-win-6th-consecutive-ccdc-state-title/

2020 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 6th Consecutive CCDC State Title

On February 8th, the Indiana Tech Cyber Warriors competed in what was their 13th 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, also competing was Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Purdue Northwest, Purdue Global, Indiana University Southeast, Ivy Tech Valparaiso, and Vincennes University.

This is the 6th consecutive Indiana CCDC State Title for the warriors, adding to the list of titles of this and other competition. The Cyber Warriors will move on to the National Qualifier on March 13-14 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

Cyber Warriors Scholarships

This just in, starting for admission to the 2021 academic year, Indiana Tech is proud to announce scholarships of up to $10,000 per year who are a part of the Cyber Warriors Team! Student tryouts are now held remotely and ad-hoc, by completing as many tasks in a virtual environment as possible in 7 days.

Qualifications

  • Admittance after Tryouts
    • Freshman: 2.79 HS GPA (Can be weighted GPA)
    • Transfers: 3.5 College GPA

*This is a commitment of institutional financial aid and isn’t in addition to merit scholarships. Athletic recruits are not eligible for this scholarship.

If you are interested please fill out the registration form here: 2021 Incoming Students, Cyber Warriors Spring Remote Tryout Registration

If you have further questions, you can contact Coach Hansen at mshansen02@indianatech.edu, use our Contact Form , fill out the Indiana Tech Interest Form – Cyber Warriors, or speak with Indiana Tech Admissions.

Additionally, you can view the brochure at the link below.

Cyber Warriors Scholarship Brochure

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