A team of students from Baker College (Mich.) won first place in the National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (NCCDC), a cyber defense competition that lets teams of full-time college students apply their IT knowledge to business operations and work to protect an existing network infrastructure. 

The competition, hosted by the University of Texas at San Antonio's Center for Infrastructure Assurance and Security (CIAS), featured six eight-member teams that were scored on their ability to operate and maintain a business network while under hostile cyber attack.

The teams inherited an "operational" network from a fictional business complete with eMail, web sites, data files,


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