MUCS Cyber Defense Team

About the Team

The Cyber Defense Team meets throughout the academic year, and competes annually in the Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (CCDC). The CCD competitions ask student teams to assume administrative and protective duties for a network configuration designed to emulate a small company. The configurations typically include 7 to 10 servers and common Internet services. A volunteer red team attempts to hack the configuration while the teams match their defensive skills against this threat. Teams are scored on their ability to detect and respond to outside threats, maintain services, and perform urgent business requests.

The MU Cyber Defense Team competes in the mid-Atlantic qualifying region. The team has had quite a bit of success, qualifying for nationals at least three times. Teams that qualify for nationals win a trip to San Antonio to compete live against all of the other qualifying teams.

If you're interested in joining the team, please contact Todd Echterling via an email to

  • Meeting Time

    The Cyber Defense Team meets every Tuesday from Noon to 1:00pm in Roddy Hall room 140.

  • Defense Team

    2017 Team Roster

    Meireg Ayanto
    Joe Dunton
    Matt Fossett
    Carlo Gonzalez
    Zach Groff
    Grant Hartenstine
    Michael Hogg
    An Huynh
    Zachary Mixa
    Edward Rosensteel
    Henry Schmale
    Jesse Schnupp