Jayhackers to Compete in the 2023 Cyber Defense Competition

The Rocky Mountain Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (RMCCDC), hosted by Regis University, welcomed teams from numerous institutions during February 11-12, 2023 for an opportunity to compete in the annual RMCCDC contest.  The University of Kansas' Jayhackers competed and qualified for the main competition in Denver, Colorado, in March 2023.

The Rocky Mountain Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (RMCCDC) is a well-established cybersecurity competition that provides student teams an excellent opportunity to demonstrate their cybersecurity knowledge and skills. This year is Regis University’s thirteenth year as Rocky Mountain regional host of competitors from Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska and Utah.

Jayhackers competed in the 2023 RMCCDC in Denver, CO after qualifying in February and to took on the role of cybersecurity analysts of a hypothetical company under active cyberattack. Competitors were tasked with the operational and managerial duties associated with designing, maintaining, and protecting a commercial network. Winners of this year's RMCCDC will advance to the National Cyber Defense Competition in San Antonio, Texas.

Jayhackers included the following:

From left to right: Jamie King, Aaron Horton, Alex Seelye, Landen Doty (captain), and Tanner Spitzer.

Professors Alex Bardas and Bo Luo were the team's faculty mentors.


For additional details, visit: Cyber Defense Competition.