The 12th annual National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition opens today, and I’m thrilled to be onsite with our Accenture Security team! Ten teams representing schools from Alaska to Alabama have advanced through regionals to attend this prestigious national competition in San Antonio.
Over the next 2 days, each team will work to detect and defend a fictional client’s business against hacks from “red team” cybersecurity professionals, including some of my Accenture Security colleagues. They’ll also have to carry out normal work functions of a security department, which is great exposure to the real-life responsibilities they’ll have in future jobs. I’m honored to be selected as one of the “white team” judges, helping score their work and select a winner.
This is my second time being part of #NCCDC, and I can say the energy here is incredible. I’ll be snapping some of the highlights through Accenture’s Snapchat account – I hope you’ll follow me and experience the excitement yourself.
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