SAIC (NYSE: SAI) is sponsoring the 5th Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (CCDC) that will take place in the SAIC Conference Center in Columbia, Md., March 11-13. Students will test their skills against cyber attackers attempting to disrupt and compromise computer networks.
Schools were selected by a preliminary competition that included 100 students from 15 colleges throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. Five schools selected as winners include three from Maryland: Community College of Baltimore County; Towson University; and, the University of Maryland Baltimore County. The two other schools are Asheville-Buncombe Technical College in North Carolina, and Millersville University in Pennsylvania. The winner of the Mid-Atlantic competition will represent the region in the National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition in San Antonio, Texas, April 16-18.
“Defense of our cyber infrastructure is imperative, and competitions such as the CCDC provide students with an exciting and challenging introduction to careers in science, technology, and engineering, ” said Larry Cox, SAIC senior vice president and business unit general manager. “Since SAIC is a science and engineering company, we are committed to promoting technical disciplines to future generations.”