Cadet Competitive Cyber Team, C3T
The Cadet Competitive Cyber Team (C3T) competed in the 2013 NYU-Poly Cyber Security Awareness Week Capture the Flag (CSAW CTF) qualifying round from 19 – 22 September 2013. CSAW CTF is an annual, international Cyber Security challenge hosted by the Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly) and is among the premiere annual collegiate cyber security competitions. The C3T participated remotely, occupying computer labs in Thayer Hall, and spent 72 hours straight solving a series of cyber challenges in the areas of digital forensics, software vulnerabilities, web application exploitation, and binary data analysis. The C3T finished the competition tied for 14th place from among almost 350 undergraduate teams, soundly defeating the Naval Academy team.
On Saturday, January 12th, 2013 the newly formed Cadet Competitive Cyber Team (C3T) hosted team tryouts in two computer labs in Thayer Hall. Twenty-four Cadets from all four classes demonstrated their cybersecurity skills in a 12-hour Capture the Flag (CTF) competition, solving a series of challenges to score points. The challenge was organized and executed by Cadets Benjamin Allison (’14) and Christian Sharpsten (’14), with help from the Team’s coach, MAJ Todd Arnold. Results from the challenge were one of the primary criteria in selecting the team’s 12 principal members. The new C3T represents West Point by participating in intercollegiate cybersecurity competitions such as the National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (NCCDC, http://www.nationalccdc.org/) held each spring.
The C3T is a competitive academic team within the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. The team’s primary mission is to prepare for, and compete in, undergraduate cybersecurity competitions in order to improve their own computer and network security skills and to conduct outreach for the Army Cyber Center, the EECS Department, and USMA.
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