$10,000 Atlanta Cyber Challenge Winner Announced

Duluth, Georgia   November 2, 2018.  NYU student Nick Gregory has won the $10,000 Atlanta Cyber Challenge.  The announcement was made at a virtual check presentation ceremony held at the University of North Georgia’s Center for Cyber Operations Education..

Gregory is a senior at NYU’s Tandon School of Engineering pursuing a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science with a focus on Cybersecurity.

DataPath and USI Insurance Services are co-sponsors of the $10,000 grand prize offered to cyber security students and professionals competing in this year’s challenge event.

The cyber security contest ran from October 10, through 12 as part of Atlanta’s Cyber Security Week. Participants worked through 96 cyber challenges with each successive challenge becoming harder and offering more points to the ultimate winner. The challenges are in the following areas:

  • Network Operations,
  • Network Forensics,
  • Reverse Engineering,
  • Web Exploitation,
  • Windows Exploitation,
  • Linux Exploitation,
  • Implant Development,
  • Defensive Hunting,
  • Malware Repurposing.

John Chesser, Head of DataPath’s Information Technology and Director of the Company’s Cyber Software Product Line, said, “The Atlanta Cyber Challenge is a private-public partnership program dedicated to finding high level cyber security talent to reduce the shortage in today’s cyber workforce. The program helps to identify and attract recruits for the next generation of cyber security professionals.”

“We are delighted to co-sponsor this year’s grand prize with USI Insurance Services and with the support of The University of North Georgia,” he said.

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