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Competition Sharpens Skills in Cybersecurity

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Seventeen Arkansas Tech University students have tested their cybersecurity skills against peers from around the United States by competing in the National Cyber League.

According to the National Cyber League, which was founded in 2011, its mission is to "provide an ongoing virtual training ground for participants to develop, practice, and validate their cybersecurity knowledge and skills using next-generation high-fidelity simulation environments."

Categories of competition include open source intelligence, cryptography, password cracking, log analysis, network traffic analysis, wireless access exploitation, scanning, web application exploitation and enumeration and exploitation.

ATU has been represented in the National Cyber League by students Ethan Koster, Alison Humphrey, Andrew Egan, Boyd Hutchins, Brett McElroy, Caleb Dale, Collin Davis, Martin Nichols, Garrett Henson, Jonathan Linam, Kendall Brown, Brody Brannon, Spencer Massengale, Zachary Spadoni, Trenton Williams, Colin Pennington and Rance Mickle.

The ATU students are coached by faculty members Lucas Moody, Roger Frye and Philip Huff.

Learn more about the study of cybersecurity at Arkansas Tech.