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Team Members

Our talented cyber defense team members are: Zeb Gentry (Captain), Zack McMurty, Noah Fields, Brad Hatting, John Arlinghaus, Terry Chauvin, Jakob Banta,  Arsney Poga,  Matheus Stracier Wibe (alternate),  Momoka Kinder (alternate), Sam Long (alternate).


Northern Kentucky University cyber defense team placed 1st yesterday, Feb. 1, at Kentucky Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition. There were 3 teams from Kentucky participating in yesterday's competition: NKU, EKU, and University of Louisville. NKU team participated remotely at Cyber Threat Intelligence Lab for yesterday’s event. So now NKU team is advanced to the Midwest Regional Competition and will compete with 9 state champion teams in Chicago on March 13 and 14.


National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CDE) Renewal. July 25, 2019


"FaceApp" Security Concerns. July 19, 2019 


Docker Hub Breach Can Have a Long Reach. April 29, 2019


Yahoo pays $117.5 million in settlement over biggest data breach in history. April 9, 2019


NKU Placed 3rd at Midwest Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition in Chicago. March 17, 2019


Kernel Vulnerability Lets Hackers Escape Docker Containers. March 4, 2019


Crypto Mining Service Coinhive, Used by Many Coinminer Malwares, Closes. February 19, 2019.  


NKU Placed First of 19 Teams in 4-state Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (CCDC).  February 2, 2019


FBI Dismantles Dark Web Credentials Market. January 29, 2019


NKU Cyber Defense Team Hosts Capture the Flag Competition. November 28, 2018


Ohio Hospitals Divert Patients Due to Ransomware Attack. November 25, 2018


NKU Cyber Defense Team Places 1st in Midwest Collegiate Competition. November 17, 2018


BGP Attack Takes Down Google. November 12, 2018


NKU and U.S. Bank host on-campus girl scout cybersecurity badge workshop. November 10, 2018

NKU Students Awarded U.S. Bank Cybersecurity Scholarships. October 22, 2018


Water Utility Targeted in Ransomware Attack. October 16, 2018


NKU Hosts 11th Annual Cybersecurity Symposium. October 11-12, 2018

NKU and St. Olaf College Participate in U.S. Bank Strength in Security Conference. October 10, 2018


Unpatched routers being used to build vast proxy army, spy on networks. September 5, 2018


Cracking the Code Summer Academy For High School Students. June 25-29, 2018


NKU Hosts "Cyber Education in Action" Training for High School Teachers. June 21-22, 2018


CINSAM Announces Summer Academies, Including Cracking the Code Academy. May 31, 2018


NKU Cyber Defense Team Hosts Capture the Flag Competition. April 12, 2018


NKU Competes in Midwest Regional Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition. March 23-24, 2018

NKU Unveils the JRG Cyber Threat Intelligence Laboratory. March 15, 2018


NKU Team Wins Kentucky Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition. March 12, 2018