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Cyber News in SC

June 2023

ECPI team takes first place

in cyber defense competition

ECPI University’s Columbia campus cybersecurity team, D0wn the L1ine, earned first place at the Palmetto Cyber Defense Competition (PCDC) April 16. ECPI University surpassed nine other universities – including Clemson University, The Citadel, University of South Carolina, and the United States Naval Academy – to take home the gold.

PCDC is a three-day cybersecurity competition hosted by the Naval Information Warfare Center (NIWC) Atlantic, in collaboration with the South Carolina Lowcountry Chapter of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association. The competition, held annually, focuses on real-world cybersecurity scenarios and challenges teams to solve complex problems in a time-sensitive environment.

“We are incredibly proud of our Columbia cybersecurity team and their impressive victory at the Palmetto Cyber Defense Competition,” said ECPI University President Mark Dreyfus. “Not only is this a significant win, but it also shines a spotlight on the quality of ECPI University’s cybersecurity program and the level of talent we’re seeing in our students. The Columbia cyber team’s hard work and exceptional skills have more than earned this well-deserved recognition.”


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The SC Cyber Foundation , a 501(c)(3) non-profit that provides funding for cyber education in the Palmetto State.

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