KSU students battle hackers at cybersecurity competition (Marietta Daily Journal)


Event simulates real-world scenarios in cyber-defense and information security

KENNESAW, Ga. (Apr 7, 2017) — Kennesaw State University senior Mark Mosley led his cyber-defense team through two days of cyberattacks while trying to keep a business afloat as part of an annual competition this week.

KSU’s cyber-defense team competed against seven other teams Wednesday and Thursday at the Southeast Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition at KSU. KSU has hosted the regional competition since 2006.

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A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its approximately 41,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status, and one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu