Raytheon’s John DeSimone: NCCDC Geared to Attract Cyber Talent; UVA Wins 2019 Competition

John DeSimone

TYSONS CORNER, VA, May 7, 2019 — The Raytheon-sponsored (NYSE: RTN) National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition awarded a team from the University of Virginia last month as the 2019 champion of the cybersecurity contest, ExecutiveBiz reported April 26.

The company said April 26 the university repeats as the winner of the Alamo Cup, besting nine other finalist teams from across the U.S. in defending a fictional agriculture firm from ethical hackers simulating a real-world attack.

“NCCDC’s systematic, professional approach to this competition, and the use of real-world business scenarios, helps attract the talent that will fill the 3.5 million cyber job vacancies we will see by 2021,” said John DeSimone, vice president of cybersecurity and special missions for Raytheon’s intelligence, information and services business, citing research by Cybersecurity Ventures.

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