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Women’s Society of Cyberjutsu, Team Cyberjutsu, Make the Finals of MDC3 Capture the Flag Competition

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October 14, 2013

 

Women’s Society of Cyberjutsu, Team Cyberjutsu, Make the Finals of MDC3 Capture the Flag Competition

 

By Mari Galloway (mari.galloway@womenscyberjutsu.com) | October 14, 2013

 

NORTHERN VIRGINIA. (October 14, 2013) – Women’s Society of Cyberjutsu announced that Team Cyberjutsu made it to the final round of the 2013 Maryland Cyber Challenge (MDC3) Competition October 8 – 9. The competition, which is open to high school, college, and professional teams drew participants from across the country. Eight teams competed in the professional division defending and attacking their opponents to capture the most flags before the time was up.

“It is rewarding to have the only all woman team at the competition, but at the same time, sad,” said Lisa Foreman, Founder and President/CEO of Women’s Society of Cyberjutsu, “While this is a great opportunity for us to show the industry that women are just as capable, we want to see more women in this space.” Competitions like MDC3 provide a platform for women to grow and expand their skills to secure the growing cyber presence we have.” Teammate Annette Wong traveled from the west coast to be apart of this competition stating “It was such a incredible experience, getting introduced to the DC area Infosec community, being challenged to a variety of security topics.”

 

Team Cyberjutsu included seven members of Women’s Society of Cyberjutsu, including Lisa Foreman, Mari Galloway, Shelley Morris, Marcelle Lee, Danielle Faison, Annette Wong, and Dana Galla. This team of soared through two prequalification rounds with challenges consisting of forensics and Linux vulnerabilities. In addition to this competition, Team Cyberjutsu has also participated in the Global CyberLympics Capture the Flag Competition and other smaller CTF’s. While WSC eagerly competes in competitions, they also work with young people.  Members have mentored several teams in the Cyberpatriots Cyber Defense Competition geared towards high school students.

 

The 2013 Maryland Cyber Challenge, held in conjunction with the Cyber Maryland Conference, is the premier statewide cyber competition showcasing today’s students and tomorrow’s technologists with three levels of competition: High School, College and Professional. Teams have the opportunity to develop and improve their cybersecurity skills in a real-world environment in competition for internships, grants, and scholarships. For more information, visit www.CyberMaryland.org.

 

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Women’s Society of Cyberjutsu

The Women’s Society of Cyberjutsu (WSC) is a Northern Virginia-based non-profit, 501c3 organization passionate about helping and empowering women to succeed in the Cybersecurity field. WSC is a community of information security professionals, IT professionals, programmers, computer scientists/engineers as well as women wanting to explore and join the field. They collectively promote activities to advance women in information security. (http://womenscyberjutsu.org)

 

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