Cyber Defense Team Gets Top 5 in National Competition

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Cyber Defense Team Gets Top 5 in National Competition

Published: November 10, 2022.

One of Lewis University's Cyber Defense Club teams finished in the Top Five out of 150 other teams in the Nov. 6 U.S. Department of Energy's CyberForce competition.

The team used their cybersecurity and teamwork skills to defend a simulated solar energy array from determined hackers. 

Undergraduate students on the team include Ryan Syed (captain), Kyle Bye, Aiden Fifer, Nic Formella, Ethan Justice and Cindy Lee.

Dr. Jason Perry, associate professor of engineering, computing, and mathematical sciences and director of Cybersecurity and IT programs, serves as the team's faculty mentor.

Lewis University is an innovative Catholic university offering market-relevant undergraduate and graduate programs to 6,500 students. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis University is nationally recognized for preparing intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, and globally-connected graduates who impact the world for the better. Visit for further information.

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