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2018 National Collegiate Penetration Testing Competition (CPTC)

RIT CPTC team member Pranusha Soma Reddy

RIT CPTC team member Pranusha Soma Reddy during the National CPTC competition.

2018 National Collegiate Penetration Testing Competition (CPTC)

National Collegiate Penetration Testing Competition (CPTC)—the premier offensive-based competition— is one way that higher education is working with industry to combat the national shortage of qualified cybersecurity professionals. Participation in CPTC allows students to learn about cybersecurity from a different vantage point—offense, as opposed to defense. 

The Department of Computing Security and RIT's Center for Cybersecurity successfully hosted the 2018 National CPTC on Nov. 2–4, 2018. The event this year was sponsored by several top tech companies, including IBM, Google, Palo Alto Networks and Eaton. Teams from nine national universities faced-off to break into fabricated computer networks, evaluating their weak points and presenting plans to better secure them. Stanford University took home the top trophy in the 2018 competition, while Cal-State Fullerton placed second and University of Central Florida placed third. For more information please visit https://www.rit.edu/news/story.php?id=68446