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Tufts students compete in cybersecurity challenge

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
A team of four Tufts undergraduates recently reached the semi-final round of the Atlantic Council's Cyber 9/12 Student Challenge in Washington, D.C.
Tufts team presents at the Atlantic Council's Cyber 9/12 Student Challenge.
Tufts team presents at the Atlantic Council's Cyber 9/12 Student Challenge. Photo courtesy of Winnona DeSombre.

This month in Washington, D.C., a team of Tufts students participated in the Atlantic Council's Cyber 9/12 Student Challenge. The challenge is an annual cybersecurity policy competition in which students across the globe develop national security policy recommendations tackling a fictional cyber catastrophe. It is intended to provide students across academic disciplines with a deeper understanding of the policy challenges associated with cyber crisis and conflict.

The Tufts team of Winnona DeSombre, Alice Lee, Maretta Morovitz, and Kieran Green reached the semi-final round, and received an award for best oral brief in round one of the competition. DeSombre, Lee, and Morovitz are computer science majors and Green is an international relations major.