Cyber Defense Team | GCTC

Cyber Defense Team

CIT Cyber Defense TeamAttack-Defend and build your security skills while gaining real world experience.

Gateway Computer Information Technology (CIT) Cyber Defense Team is a group of students who are interested in Computer Security, Networking, and Programming. Cyber Security is a high priority in the world today and this team is one step closer towards getting career-ready for those needs.

The team is highly motivated on tackling down current cyber security challenges. In fall and spring semesters, they participate in cyber defense competitions including:

  • Capture the Flag (CTF) events where students have to solve problems (Jeopardy-style) related to current information security threats
  • Penetration Testing where they build business network infrastructure and use “red” and “blue” teams to attack systems that are managed by blue teams in “attacker-defender” scenarios

Being on this team helps students develop collaborative skills and analytical and problem-solving skills. The experience provides the team with the opportunity to test the skills learned in the classroom in a real-world environment. Most cyber defense competitions have valuable nationally recognizable certificates to prove the team’s achievement. In Fall 2017, Gateway's Cyber Defense Team competed in the National Cyber League competition and placed 81st out of 282 teams. They also received recognition for their hard work.

If you would like to become the next Cyber Security Expert in the Gateway Cyber Defense Team, please contact us here. Students meet every Friday as a team to practice. No prior experience is necessary.