Cyber Team Places Second in Inaugural Event

A team of Radford University students took second place recently in the Eastern Conference in the pilot season of the National Cyber League (NCL) competition.

Radford's team of 12 students finished sixth nationally, falling two spots shy of qualifying for the national playoffs.

"The team's performance is still outstanding given that the students had little prep time and five of them were newcomers," said Premchand Uppuluri, associate professor of information technology at RU.

Comprising members of RU’s CyberDefense Club, the team included Jeffar Ali, Brian Dillon, Joel Dominic, Eileen Hindmon, James Hunt, Tucker Lein, Daniel Lust, Justin Price, Jonathan Russo, Calvin Sauerbier, Thomas St. Clair and Carroll Wongchote.

The squad also competed in the CyberWatch MidAtlantic Collegiate CyberDefense Competition in March, placing third among 25 colleges and universities.

Established in May 2011, the NCL provides a training ground for undergraduate and graduate students to practice and hone their cybersecurity skills through combined individual and team exercises. It is funded in part by the National Science Foundation.

Jun 19, 2012
Chad Osborne