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Howard students in the National Cyber League

Congratulations to the 11 Howard University students that particpated in the National Cyber League (NCL) competition in October, 2018. The NCL is a defensive and offensive puzzle-based, capture-the-flag style cybersecurity competition that helps students prepare themselves for the cybersecurity workforce. 

Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Cyber Defence Competition (Jan 2018)

Spring 2018 – The first Howard University Team competed in the Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (MACCDC) presented by the National CyberWatch Center in 2018. This was a unique experience for our students to test their knowledge and skills in a competitive environment.  The HU team was comprised of the following Computer Information Systems students:

Howard MACCDC 2018 Cyber Competition participants 

  •  Novaro Thompson
  • Simeon Kakpovi
  • Sadia Islam
  • Geetan Garcon
  • Afeeni Phillips
  • Taylor Roper
  • Tarnejah Rolfe
  • Aisha Thermidor

This was a great learning opportunity and experience for all involved.