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Students test cyber skills in competition at Johns Hopkins APL
Students test cyber skills in competition at Johns Hopkins APL

This year's winter weather is a mere dusting compared to the winter storm that college students are grappling with this weekend at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. Eight teams of students are fending off a massive cyber attack in the midst of a storm more devastating than Maryland's blizzard of 1993, prompting the governor and president to declare states of emergency and deploy aid to residents. The scenario provides the backdrop for the teams competing Friday and Saturday at the ninth annual Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition. The event allows students to test their cybersecurity skills while giving schools a way to assess and evaluate...

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