AACC Cybersecurity Team Tests Mettle Internationally

AACC officials have made cybersecurity training a priority over the past few years, and they've expanded their course offerings.

For the second year in a row, Anne Arundel Community College's team of cybsersecurity experts placed first among community colleges in an international competition.

The Department of Defense Cyber Crime Center's (DC3) Digital Forensics Challenge is a competition pitting more than 1,200 teams of computer enthusiasts against modern security problems. The teams are scored on how they circumvent challenges such as cracking passwords, file encryption, recovering digital evidence, while also testing their understanding of legal authority, proper documentation and report-writing techniques.

This year’s team, the “Mad Hatters,” included Marcelle Lee of Severna Park and Dustin Shirley of Odenton. Both take a cyberforensics class taught by Dawn Blanche, an instructional specialist for AACC’s cyber program.

AACC officials have made cybersecurity training a priority over the past few years, and they've expanded their course offerings. The college's newest location in Severn has dedicated space for training in the discipline of cyberforensics.

See also: 

  • AACC Hackers Get Top Honors at Competition
  • AACC Digital Forensics Team Hacks Their Way to First Place
  • AACC Expanding Cybersecurity Training to New Location in Severn
  • AACC's 'Ethical Hacker' Tests Her Skills in Cybercompetition


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