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Stanford Student Team Places in WRCCDC Regionals in Pomona

The Stanford team at WRCCDC Day Two

Alex Keller

The Stanford Applied Cybersecurity student team took 4th place overall and 3rd place in the Best Defense category at the 2016 Western Regional Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (WRCCDC) in Pomona, California on March 18th-20th. The competition provided an intensely rewarding experience with an abundance of professional networking opportunities. Team highlights include an 11th hour repurposing of a firewall to bypass a persistent compromise of the pod router, receiving sage advice from the Black and Red Teams afterhours, and discussing future collaboration opportunities with the UC Berkeley team.

The team would like to thank the Stanford Cyber Initiative and the School of Engineering for their generous support. Further appreciation goes to the WRCCDC organizers for their extraordinary efforts in hosting this exciting event and a hearty congratulations to all the competing teams:  Cal Poly Pomona, University of Advancing Technology, UC Berkeley, Stanford University, UC Riverside, California State University Dominguez Hills, California State University Northridge, Riverside City College. Special thanks to Tomáš Furmánek (SF State University) for his continued mentorship and support.

Competitors: Albert Liang, Arthur Tsang, Brad Girardeau, Caleb Kumar, Kate Stowell, Mike Precup, Paul Crews, Priyanka Sekhar
Alternates: Nick Hershey, Travis Lanham
Coaches: Alex Keller, John Gerth