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[ISN] Cybersecurity challenge down to an elite eight
By William Jackson
March 30, 2009
It wasnât all bad news for the University of Pittsburgh over the
âIâm happy to say Pittsburgh fared far better in the Regional Collegiate
Cyber Defense Competition than they did against Villanova in [men's]
basketball,â said Ron Knode, one of the organizers of the Mid-Atlantic
Pittsburghâs cyber defense team will be advancing to the national
competition next month at the University of Texas at San Antonio,
beating out George Washington University, James Madison University and
the defending regional champ, and the Community College of Baltimore
Pittsburghâs number-one ranked men's basketball team fell over the
weekend to No. 3 Villanova, 78-76. Villanova advances to the men's
basketaball Final Four.
The National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (NCCDC) is March
Madness for geeks, with teams in eight regional competitions vying for
the right to go to the NCCDC, a three-day event hosted by the UT- San
Antonioâs Center for Infrastructure Assurance and Security. This yearâs
finals will be held April 17-19.
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