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Ferris Team Bests Prior Champion at College Cyber Defense

March 19, 2013


A seven-student team representing Ferris at the College Cyber Defense Competition (CCDC) achieved unprecedented success in their first year of competition, according to the CCDC. Placing second, the Frris team achieved a higher rank than the Baker College team, which was last year’s national champion.

The Ferris team included students from multiple programs. Master of Science in Information and Intelligence (MS-ISI) student Ruei-An Yang lead the group as team captain. Other MS-ISI students on the team were Wendy Hedersbeck and Shaileshwori Bhatta Acharya. Information Security and Intelligence students Joseph Schlehuber and Eric Hendershott, Computer Networks and Systems student Julius Marshall, and Computer Information student Chi Luong completed the team. The team was advised by Professor Vel Pavlov, who guided the team through their preparation for the competition.

This is an excellent cross-program and cross-college initiative.


Information Security and Intelligence, MS in Information Security and Intelligence, Computer Information Systems