Cyber Fire Challenge provides real-world, code-cracking experience
Thirty-five Samuel Ginn College of Engineering students and two Alabama National Guard members signed up to crack cryptic codes, discovered cyber anomalies, and investigate for potential malware Aug. 21-22 during the third annual Cyber Fire Puzzles Cyber Security Challenge at Auburn University.
The 48-hour event, run by Los Alamos National Laboratory, or LANL, and funded by the Department of Energy’s Chief Information Officer, was hosted by the Auburn University/LANL Cyber Security Sciences Institute, or CSSI, Auburn Cyber Research Center, or ACRC, and the Auburn University Ethical Hacking Club, or AUEHC.
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Submitted by: Joe McAdory