Capitol Students Finish No.6 and No. 19 at National Cyber League Championship
LAUREL, MD (December 12, 2012) – On Saturday, Dec. 1, two Capitol College students Brian Wilhide and Nathan Wray competed in the National Cyber League (NCL) Championship and finished at No. 6 and No. 19 in the nation, respectively. Wilhide finished No. 1 overall for competitors in the Eastern Conference, while Wray placed No. 6 in the Eastern Conference.
The NCL championship followed a “Capture the Flag” format and tested the students’ skills in web-based application analysis, log file analysis and cryptography. The flags that the competitors captured fell into the following categories: web exploitation, network data analysis, Linux passwords, basic cryptography, advanced cryptography and steganography.
“Capitol College is proud of both Brian Wilhide and Nathan Wray for their strong performances at the National Cyber League Championship,” said Danielle Faison, chair of Capitol’s information assurance department. “By participating in numerous competitions and challenges, our students are putting their information assurance education to the test and gaining valuable, real-world experience.”
Prior to the championship round, students participated in three regular season competitions. At the conclusion of the regular season, Wilhide ranked No. 1 in the Eastern Conference, while Wray came in at No. 10. More than 560 students, nationwide, participated in the regular season and the top 10 qualifiers from the Eastern, Midwestern and Western Conferences qualified for the championship.
Information assurance students at Capitol College frequently participate in cybersecurity competitions, both regionally and nationally. Students hone their skills in the college’s Cyber Lab, where they can simulate, detect, analyze and defeat various hacker attacks and cybersecurity scenarios.
Capitol College is the only independent college in Maryland dedicated to education in engineering, computer science, information technology and business through practices of leadership and innovation. Founded in 1927, Capitol offers associate, bachelor’s and master's degrees, a Doctor of Science in Information Assurance, professional development training and certificates. Academic programs are grounded in centers of excellence; these include the Space Operations Institute, the Critical Infrastructures and Cyber Protection Center, the Innovation and Leadership Institute, and the Center for Space Science Education and Public Outreach. The college campus is located in Laurel, Maryland, a suburban setting midway between Baltimore and Washington, DC. www.capitol-college.edu.
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