Cyber Storm: Attack, Defend, Adapt

Cyber Storm 2017 will be held in The Student Center (The Tonk) on Friday, May 12 from 9am to 5pm.

Cyber Storm is an annual day-long cyber security competition held at Louisiana Tech University that serves as the final exam for a Computer Science and Cyber Engineering course and pits several teams of students in a fierce battle in cyberspace to test their skills in network defense and attack strategies.

The theme for this year's Cyber Storm is "constellations." There will be eight teams: Phoenix, Taurus, Canis Major, Canes Venatici, Chamaeleon, Draco, Crater, and Vulpecula. The administrative team is Libra, and the "black-ops" team is Orion. In past years, we have had various themes: Chuck Norris vs. Bruce Lee (2010), Sith vs. Jedi (2011), Anonymous vs. LulzSec (2012), Greek gods (2013), the Houses of Hogwarts (2014), superheroes (2015), and video game characters (2016).

Students participating in Cyber Storm

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We implement custom infrastructure that supports Cyber Storm. In addition to hardware and network infrastructure, we continually design and implement a number of critical components that provide challenges and overall situational awareness during the competition. Some of what is featured during the competition includes:

For more information, please contact Dr. Jean Gourd.