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“UW cyber team plays defense on a national level”

From the Seattle Times:

“A team of eight University of Washington students will wage war this weekend against an expert force, defending their territory with stealth tactics and on-the-fly invention.  But there are no physical weapons involved.  There’s not even a physical battleground.  For the fourth year in a row, the team will compete in the National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition, in which teams from around the country attempt to shield a computer system from professional hackers aiming to cause havoc ranging from stealing trade secrets to turning home pages into random YouTube videos.”

CSE team members Alexei Czeskis, Baron Oldenburg, Ian Finder, and Karl Koscher are quoted in the article, as well as iSchool faculty member Barbara Endicott-Popovsky, who established the regional competition that the CSE team had to win in order to reach the nationals.  Other team members are Mark Jordan, Conrad Meyer, Mary Pimenova, and Cullen Walsh.

Read the article here.

April 8, 2011