The GSU Cyber Defense Team placed 5th in the Illinois Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition on Feb. 15, at Moraine Valley Community College. Students studying information technology, computer science and MIS comprised the team. They were Tamisha Rose (captain), Hinal Mehta, Jen Elentery-Mejia, Jose Arroyo, Kelly Wehrley, McClinton Hoover, Jim Potulny and Gina Richard. The team’s advisors were Steve Hyzny and Donald Washington.
The team began preparations in October. The task was to be in the operational role of a network security teams. The team spent eight hours of high pressure competition by defending and maintaining an operating network consisting of Linux and Windows computers and servers while being attacked by professional security personnel.