UCF’s Cybersecurity Team Places 2nd in Largest National Competition of its Kind
UCF’s Collegiate Cybersecurity Competition Team finished second at the 15th annual National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition, sponsored by Raytheon, which was held virtually over the weekend.
Ten teams from across the United States competed at the national competition, where a simulated cyberattack was staged against a fictional business network. The teams were scored on their ability to detect and respond to outside threats, keep services such as mail servers and web servers operational, and respond to routine business requests.
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More than 250 university teams from across the country squared off through regional competitions earlier in the year to vie for a spot at the national competition. Originally scheduled for April, the competition was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic to allow organizers time to reengineer the competition as a virtual event with the student teams competing remotely from their homes. UCF’s team had been practicing remotely since spring break, when UCF shifted to remote instruction for the remainder of the semester. Team members were stationed in Michigan, South Carolina and across Florida.
UCF’s team this year was made up of 11 students from the College of Engineering and Computer Science. This is the third consecutive year UCF has placed second at the prestigious competition. The University of Virginia took first place.
Source: University of Central Florida
Volusia County Mosquito Control Will Hold Two Tire Amnesty Events To Help Reduce Pesky Insect Population
With mosquito season in full swing, Volusia County is ramping up efforts to combat these pesky insects. Ongoing efforts to reduce mosquito populations include eliminating containers where mosquitoes lay eggs, with old tires being a common culprit. Volusia County Mosquito Control will hold two tire amnesty events on Friday, Oct. 9.
The Duke Energy Foundation has awarded nearly $355,000 to 10 nonprofits committed to protecting and restoring Florida’s natural resources. The grants will fund programs that protect and rehabilitate Florida wildlife, as well as conserve and restore native habitats. The grants also support environmental education and help preserve Florida’s natural resources, including its waterways.
Boo at the Zoo, Brevard Zoo’s popular family Halloween event, is moving from night to day to accommodate social distancing needs. It is scheduled to run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on October 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25 and 31.
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