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Cybersecurity Students Shine in Video and in National Competition

8 May 2017

Congratulations to Merritt College’s Cybersecurity students who have been making a name for themselves with their newly learned skills in this high-demand field. See the video here or click on the image to hear students talking about their experience in the program and read below about their success in the NCL competition.


Most recently two teams from Merritt entered the NCL (National Cyber League) Competition, designed to enrich the classroom learning experience. Competing with community colleges and four-year universities from around the country, both Merritt’s “Team Unicorn” and “Team B” came home with impressive fourth place wins,beating out four-year universities such as Penn State and CSU East Bay.

 

Student Christina Hansen is proud to be captain of the first-ever, all-women Team Unicorn. “We had a great time competing, and we came in 4th place in the Bronze Bracket,” she said. ‘The competitions are a great opportunity to work on our hacking skills in a competitive environment.”

Nic Burton of “Team B” in the Silver Bracket, says, “I’m just happy to have placed ahead of CSU East Bay’s teams and all but one of Cal State Chico’s teams!”

 

The roster of the team members is below.

 

For more information about the Cybersecurity Program, contact Program Coordinator Anita Black at ablack@peralta.edu. Classes start in Summer and Fall 2017. Enroll now!

 

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