Illinois State University recently hosted the Central Illinois High School Cyber Defense Competition. The competition is modeled on the National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition. Teams from central Illinois high schools competed against each other on their ability to defend their computers and networks against hacking attacks from a “red team” consisting of School of Information Technology students majoring in Information Assurance & Security. Teams are scored on their ability to keep critical programs and services running and their ability to protect them from attacks.
The competition was organized byDr. Douglas Twitchell and Dr. Glen Sagers of the School of Information Technology and funded by the National Security Agency.