Security Dawgs win first-place at Cyber Defense Competition
The SIUC Security Dawgs competed in the 2023 Erich J. Spengler Midwest Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition, which took place on March 17th and 18th at Moraine Valley Community College. Out of ten competing schools, the Security Dawgs placed third, following their previous successes of placing second in the Illinois Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition and first in the Wildcard. The competing schools included Baldwin Wallace University, DePaul University, Davenport University, Indiana Tech, Minneapolis Community & Technical College, Purdue University, University of Louisville, and the University of Wisconsin – Stout. DePaul University and Indiana Tech claimed the first and second spots, respectively. The SIU Security Dawgs team consisted of Dustin Myers, Trent Grider, Tyson Nicklin, Matthew Pawlowski, Tony Barnes, Mike Whisenhunt, Andrew Barnes, Alex Hayes, and Isaac Brown.