Students hack their way to runner-up performance in local Capture the Flag competition

UC Lions Team

The UC Lions Cybersecurity Club, a team of four students each selected for their different skills in computer security, used all the tools at their disposal for eight hours to finish as the runner-up team in the Rocky Mountain Symposium Capture the Flag cybersecurity competition Feb. 5 at The Broadmoor. The competition was sponsored by Deloitte and hosted by the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Armed Forces Communication & Electronics Association.

The team, selected by coach and doctoral student Oluwatobi Akanbi, scored 1,100 points and finished 100 points behind the winning team from the U.S. Air Force Academy. Team lead Robert Province and members Mark Pizzolatto, Ryan Long and Nick Stegman trained with Akanbi throughout the year to develop their skills for competition.

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