DayZero Competes in DOE CyberForce
Posted on November 11, 2022 by Keith Lynn
Cyberattacks increase yearly and attack methods become even more sophisticated, which has led to many publicly revealed data breaches and exposures. In addition, there are over 500,000 currently unfilled cybersecurity jobs in the United States and cyber competitions have become one of the main vehicles for helping train the next generation of cyber professionals that work in the public and private sectors.
Recently, students in the DayZero student organization participated in the Department of Energy (DOE) CyberForce® Competition, held on site near Argonne National Labs in the Chicago area. This year’s competition, held on November 4 and 5, featured a simulated cyberattack on an up-and-coming electric vehicle manufacturer’s new solar installation. Over 143 university teams from across 35 states and Puerto Rico competed in the event either virtually or in-person at the Q Center in St. Charles, IL. The competition is part of DOE's CyberForce® Program, which is designed to inspire and develop the next generation of energy sector cyber defenders. Overall, our USA team placed 40th out of 143, which was a very encouraging finish to be in the top third of teams nationally.
DayZero is a USA student organization dedicated to furthering cybersecurity knowledge and skills through participation in regional and international cyber competitions and capture the flag events. For more information about the club, see http://www.southalabama.edu/colleges/soc/dayzero.html
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