Former CCBC Students Lead Team to North American Cyberlympics Championships

Learn about hackers for good—those cyber security professionals who vigilantly monitor the security of the Internet. Three former CCBC students went from college to work in this exciting field.

Cyber security professionals on Team ICF including three former CCBC students, took home the gold after winning Hacker Halted 2011, the North American Championships for the Global Cyberlympics.

The six-member team routed eight other teams of cyber sleuths from all over the country to win at Hacker Halted 2011, which was held in Miami in late October. The win earned them the berth as the USA team in the Global Cyberlympics World Championship to be contested in March 2012.

Team ICF had three members — Mark Reinsfelder of Rosedale, Matt Wines of Jarrettsville and Justin Wray of York, Pa. (team captain) — who were recent students in the Community College of Baltimore County’s Network Technology program. 

Other team members are Benjamin Heise of Aberdeen, a current student at UMUC; Steve Collman of Lancaster, Pa., a graduate of the CHI Institute in Pennsylvania and Jesse Hudlow of Adelphi, an alumnus of Towson University.  All six are employed as cyber security professionals at the Baltimore office of ICF International.

Their win in the North American Cyberlympics competition came on the heels of another big win. Just days prior, Team ICF had competed in and won in the professional category in the Maryland Cyber Challenge and Conference (MDC3), held at the Baltimore Convention Center.

During MDC3, Team ICF was the first team to successfully penetrate all 11 sites that Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) had created for the competition. As the team was crossing the stage to accept their prizes at MDC3, they learned that they had been invited to Miami to compete in the North American Championship Cyberlympics hosted at Hacker Halted 2011.

Another CCBC Network Technology graduate, Dennis Hayden, was on the Towson University team that won in the college category at MDC3.

For information about the Cyber Security program and all of the career options in the Networking Technology program in the School of Applied and Information Technology at CCBC, click on the links.

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