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CR Students Rank High in National Cybersecurity Competition

CR Students Rank High in National Cybersecurity Competition

Published on 12/3/2019.

College of the Redwoods Computer Information Systems students competed recently in the National Cyber League final competition and ranked an impressive 37 out of 781 teams across the nation.

The National Cyber League is a cybersecurity competition that helps students prepare and test themselves against cybersecurity challenges that they will likely face in the workforce. The competition took place from Nov. 15 to 17, 2019.

There were only 4 members on the CR team, including Dylan Maithonis, Tom Lasbury, Miranda Friel, and Drake Bristol. They competed against teams with up to 7 players from other colleges, universities, and trade schools. At one point during the competition they were ranked 7th in the nation.

“This was an amazing accomplishment for what was only their first time competing as a team and first fully dedicated opportunity to compete as individuals” said CR Computer Information Systems professor Chris Romero.

“Each team member devoted at least 20 hours to the competition, and we were all inspired to work really hard on the project” said team captain Dylan Maithonis. “The CIS program at CR has really good instruction, and is pretty competitive for a community college.”

Learn more about the NCL competition here: and read about the team game here:

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Photo: L-R Dylan Maithonis, Miranda Friel, Tom Lasbury, Drake Bristol.


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