CSUDH Cyber Security / Beyond the Classroom

Collegiate Penetration Testing Competition

  • The Collegiate Penetration Testing Competition (CPTC) provides a vehicle for up and coming cybersecurity student teams to build and hone the skills required to effectively discover, triage, and mitigate critical security vulnerabilities. This competition is unique in offering a simulated environment that mimics real-world networks. The competition focuses on improving the security posture of a fictitious organization and reporting on risks in a manner that is similar to a real professional environment.
  • Last Competition’s Team Members: Yash Ballani, Abanoub Ghally, Jorge Felix, Juan Lopez, Jobert Nombrado

Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition

  • CCDC is a two-day event and the first competition that specifically focuses on the operational aspect of managing and protecting an existing “commercial” network infrastructure. Not only do students get a chance to test their knowledge in an operational environment, they have the opportunity to experience real-time incident response.
  • Last Competition’s Team Members: Yash Ballani, Abanoub Ghaly, Briana Zavala, Gabriela Karaivanova, Jorge Felix, Devon Richardson, Juan Lopez, Jobert Nombrado