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SecureState’s 2nd Annual Hacking Competion a Success

April 14, 2015

CLEVELAND, OH -  They are perhaps tomorrow’s leaders in cybersecurity.  High school students interested in learning more about information technology and security.  

“We were very thrilled with the turnout for the CTF. The students came to the competition with a diverse set of skills, interests, and experience, but everyone was able to tackle the challenges head-on,” said Ken Smith, a senior consultant at SecureState.

Smith is also a member of SecureState’s Research Analyst team, ethical hackers who put together the cyber challenges for the students.  The winning team was from Norwin High School in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania.  They dubbed themselves “Burning Chrome”, narrowly beating out a team from Hickory High School, from Hermitage, also from the Pittsburgh area.

It’s Ken’s hope, as well as SecureState’s, that more teens will take an interest in cybersecurity as they approach their college years.

“It’s our hope that events like the CTF highlight the academic value to technically-oriented high school and college students,” said a confident Smith.

Helping SecureState sponsor the event was The Pittsburgh Chapter of the ISSA, of which SecureState is a member.  The event was held on the campus of The University of Mount Union.

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Since 2001, SecureState has been a leader in providing organizations with management consulting services focused in the Information Security field develops solutions to organizations’ most complex business problems to reduce their level of acceptable risk. SecureState partners with each client to develop roadmaps, made of both strategic and tactical recommendations that will bring them to a secure state.

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