Cyber Storm: Attack, Defend, Adapt

Cyber Storm 2016 will be held in The Student Center (The Tonk) on Thursday, May 5 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 "video game characters." There will be eight teams: Bowser, Conker, Funky Kong, GLaDOS, Kirby, R.O.B., Shadow, and SHODAN. The administrative team is Pacman, and the "black-ops" team is Duke Nukem. 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), and superheroes (2015).

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.