Cyber Competitions Team Advances to Regionals

The Pitt Cyber Competitions team, consisting of 4 students, has qualified for the Regional Final Round of the 2021 Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition. Not just that, the team placed 4th out of 25 teams in the Mid-Atlantic region!

Nationally, 25 teams competed in the MACCDC Qualifying Round, held on February 27, 2021. The competing teams were assigned identical environments simulating the assets of a data science-focused group dealing with the global health pandemic. The teams were tasked to ensure that pandemic-related data from state departments of health were accurate and delivered quickly. While each competing team was playing as a Blue Team (system defender), there was a red team (nationally-recognized red team members and penetration testers) aiming to impede business continuity and take down the blue team’s services.

Please join the Department of Informatics and Networked Systems in congratulating the “Pitt Cyber Competitions” team:

  • David Ayodele, MSIS student, SCI
  • Jackson Frank, BSCS student, SCI
  • Quinnan Gill, Computer Engineering Student, Swanson School of Engineering
  • Simon Kioko, DNID and BSIS, SCI

Faculty Advisor: Ahmed Ibrahim, Assistant Professor, Department of Informatics and Networked Systems

The Department wishes them the best as they advance to the next level of Cyber Competition in April 2021!