CyberHusky Teams Achieve Remarkable Results in CyberPatriot Comeptitions

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Three teams of middle and high school students from CyberHusky, a cybersecurity outreach program organized by College of Computing professors and students, achieved remarkable results in the CyberPatriot 2023 State Round Competition December 7-11, 2023.

The CyberHusky teams are coached by Michigan Tech faculty members Yu Cai (Applied Computing) and Ruihong Zhang (Computer Science).

1. The CyberHusky1 team (comprising Crystal Wang, Anna Wu, Edward Liu, Jackson Brown, Samuel Cai, and Baron Colbert) secured the #6 position in Michigan’s Platinum tier.

2. The CyberHusky2 team (Gabe Hjerstedt, Rachel Sun, Arobindo Ghosh, Joshua You, Zhitao Yap, Bethany Green, and Liam Sullivan) earned the #13 spot in Michigan’s Gold tier.

3. The CyberHusky3 team (Max Livesay, Alex Svanidze, Sophia Wu, William Jiang, and Luke Meyers) excelled in the Middle School tier, securing the #2 position in Michigan.

CyberPatriot, the nation’s largest cyber defense competition, puts high school and middle school students in charge of securing virtual networks. It was created by the Air Force Association (AFA) to inspire K-12 students toward careers in cybersecurity or other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines critical to our nation’s future.