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Cyber Team News




The 2022 Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (CCDC)


The 2022 Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (CCDC) Registration is now open!  Below you will find instructions for registering your teams for this season.  There may be additional regional requirements for your team – please check your regional competition websites for updates and further instructions.  More information can be found at 2022 CCDC Registration.

The 2022 deadline to register for ALCCDC, MACCDC, MWCCDC, NECCDC, PRCCDC, SECCDC, SWCCDC, and WRCCDC IS January 15, 2022.

The deadline to register for RMCCDC is January 8, 2022.

Competitors –

-        PLEASE NOTE:  ALL CCDC teams must register using this central registration process to compete in the 2022 CCDC season, regardless of additional regional registration processes. Thank you!

-        Team rosters must consist of 4-12 competitors and have a coach who is a faculty or staff member of the institution.  Please refer to the official CCDC rules for questions regarding eligibility and team composition Rules (

-        Only one (1) official team may be registered from each institution.

-        Teams must register for their specific CCDC Regions

-        The registration for each team must be completed by the coach or team captain.

-        Please collect ALL required information for each team member prior to registering (incomplete registrations WILL BE CANCELED and you will have to re-register):

-- Coach & Co-Coach (if applicable) – name, email address, phone number, t-shirt size, allergies

-- Team Captain – name, email address, phone number, t-shirt size, class standing, academic major, prior CCDC years, other competitions (y/n), CyberPatriot (y/n), allergies, resume (required to submit but not required to share)

-- Team Members – name, email address, t-shirt size, class standing, academic major, prior CCDC years, other competitions (y/n), CyberPatriot (y/n), allergies, resume (required to submit but not required to share)

-        RESUME FORMAT – please upload each team member’s resume in PDF format with lastname_firstname_schoolname.pdf

-        For your convenience we have created the attached spreadsheet outlining the data elements you will need to collect from each team member.  Please note use of this tool is optional and it is not uploaded during the central registration process – it is just a tool to help you collect required information.

-        Some regions collect fees and/or additional information.  Your region will inform you of any fees or additional registration processes they require.

The official 2022 CCDC REGISTRATION link is 2022 CCDC Registration -or-


Cybersecurity Club: NSF LUCID Workshop

December 10, 2021 | 10.00 a.m - 2.30 p.m, CSB - Room 210

A spectator Targeted Visualization System to Broaden Participation at Cyber Defense Competitions.

Invited talks by:NSF LUCID WORKSHOP

1. Dr. Turner

2. Mr. Thomas, Norfolk State University

3. Dr. Richards, City University of New York

4. Dr. Agada, Bowie State University

A small-scale cyber competition  exercise in the afternoon - 12.30 p.m - 2.30 p.m
Lunch - 12:00 p.m - 12.30 p.m

Cyber Talk

November 19, 2021 | 1.00 p.m

Invited talk regarding cyber insider threat - Shuyuan Mary Ho, Ph.D, Florida State University

Please join in Zoom:

zoom link

Short Bio:

Shauyan HoShuyuan’s research focuses on trusted human-computer interactions, specifically addressing issues of cyber insider threats and computer-mediated deception. The theory of trustworthiness attribution integrates social psychologies on trust and attribution, for insider threat detection as supported by cyberinfrastructure. Shuyuan further develops the framework of collective sensing to assess human trustworthiness and disinformation in sophisticated online communication environments. Shuyuan designs online games as an experiment protocol for investigating human deception and betrayal in virtual organizations. The sociotechnical research approach utilizes social-psychological theories along with pragmatic viewpoints on language-action cues to create an innovative methodology for computational modeling of next generation behavioral inference systems based on language-action features in complex trust relationships, human disposition and intent detection.

She is an author of the book "Cyber Insider Threat: Trustworthiness in Virtual Organizations"

Link: Bio

Cyber Club meeting

November 8, 2021 | 1.30 p.m - 2.30 p.m, CSB - Room 210

A Personalized Learning Framework for Software Vulnerability Detection and Education - Hongmei Chi, Florida A&M University

Short Bio:

Dr. Hongmei Chi received Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from Florida State University in 2004. She currently is professor and the director of FAMU center for Cyber Security in the Department of Computer and Information Sciences at the Florida A&M University. She redesigns and teaches various CIS courses via active learning. Her research interests span many areas related to big data, digital forensics, mobile security, and data science. Her work in those areas has been published in top journals and conferences.


The software has become a necessity for many different societal industries including, technology, health care, public safety, education, energy, and transportation. Therefore, training our future software developers to write secure source code is in high demand. With the advent of data-driven techniques, there is now a growing interest in leveraging machine learning and natural language processing (NLP) as a source code assurance method to build trustworthy systems. In this work, we propose a framework including learning modules and hands-on labs to guide future IT professionals towards developing secure programming habits and mitigating source code vulnerabilities at the early stages of the software development lifecycle following the concept of Secure Software Development Life Cycle (SSDLC). In this research, our goal is to prepare a set of hands-on labs that will introduce students to secure programming habits using source code and log file analysis tools to predict, identify, and mitigate vulnerabilities. In summary, we develop a framework which will (1) improve students’ skills and awareness on source code vulnerabilities, detection tools and mitigation techniques (2) integrate concepts of source code vulnerabilities from Function, API and library level to bad programming habits and practices, (3) leverage deep learning, NLP and static analysis tools for log file analysis to introduce the root cause of source code vulnerabilities.

Cyber: a Career Without Borders

October 28, 2021 | 11:30 a.m. - 3 pm

Join us for a  virtual workshop exploring the endless cyber world.

Careers: The Human Dimension of Cyber

Cyberspace can be used to facilitate good or enable malign influences. Ultimately, how it is used will not be determined by bots but by humans. The inception of cyber was to protect the human way of life. Cyber isn’t justbits and bytes but an integral part of every facet of society - the arts, law enforcement, healthcare, education, etc. Careers are available in the private for profit and non-profit, and public sectors. In this session we will discuss how cyber is a reflection of our social consciousness. The diversity of threats and challenges regarding cyber require a diversity of thought and people-people like you!

Cyberspace Social Media: The Law, the Tech, and the Human Element

You know that picture that you posted of yourself doing something illegal? You thought you deleted it, but that is not the way the underlying technologyworks. You know that conversation you thought was private? Think again!You know the threat you sent to that classmate you dislike? That has legal ramifications. Even if your parents aren't using your social media of choice, plenty of adults with nefarious intent are using it. While you may not thinkbeing you has value, there are others who can exploit your value. In this session we will discuss popular social media platforms and common misconceptions about privacy, responsibility, and safety.

Cyber College Day at the Fed

October 15, 2021

Are you studying cybersecurity? Join us October 15 to learn about the Fed’s exciting internship and early career opportunities in cybersecurity and innovation! 

  •  Keynote: Cybersecurity at the Richmond Fed Lisa White, EVP of Supervision, Regulation and Credit
  • Cyber career panel
  • Intro to early career opportunities
  • Breakout sessions: learn more about cyber initiatives underway in IT and bank supervision
  • Case Study: Your turn to tackle a cyber challenge!
  • Networking lunch
  • Cyber College day will also include opportunities to interview for cyber internships or Discover Analyst positions. Make sure to apply on our website before registering!

Learn more about Richmond Fed

BSU Cyber Security Club

The BSU Cyber Security Club is designed for students who are passionate about security and forensics studies and applications. Activities include preparation for the Cyber Competitions, tutorial workshops, hackathon prep and participation, and other types of events.

The Cyber Security Club meets virtually every first and third Friday of the month 1:00 p.m - 2:00 p.m.

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Cyber Security Club Mentor: Dr. Jie Yan
Technical Facilitators for the club: Srini and Ayo

BSU Codebreaker Team participated NSA Codebreaker Challenge in Summer 2021

The NSA Codebreaker Challenge provides students with a hands-on opportunity to develop their reverse-engineering / low-level code analysis skills while working on a realistic problem set centered around the NSA's mission.

  • Team Lead: Llyod Bilodeoku
  • Team members: Cherrie Espineda, Dejai Brown, Emmanul Olayemi, Jayda Hughes and Samra Ejaz

Dr. Jie Yan presented to CAE Community on Sept. 9. 2021 to promote BSU Cyber Security Programs - "Know Your Fellow CAEs" presentation (pdf)

September 1, 2021 - CAE Forum

Mark your calendar and come join us for CAE Forum! CAE Forum is a live, real-time, online, academic forum where members of the CAE community give non-technical presentations on topics of value to the CAE community.

  • CISA's Resilience Series
    Time: 1:00 - 1:50 pm EST
    Just log in as “Guest” and enter your name. No password required.

  • Secure Data Acquisition and Remote Control in Wireless Sensor Networks
    Time: 2:00 - 2:50 pm EST
    Just log in as “Guest” and enter your name. No password required.

March 24. 2021 - Maryland Cyber Challenge Competition

The BSU Bulldog cyber team participated in the 2021 Maryland Cyber Challenge Competition. This year’s competition was held in an online-virtual format, normally held in-person in Baltimore, MD. Hosted and delivered by cybersecurity education powerhouse University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC) using the tryhackme platform, the competition scenarios and platform were refereed by a team of volunteers including leading cyber practitioners, university professors, and guest hosts from across the cyber world.

Feb. 27, 2021 - MACCDC Qualifier

The BSU Bulldog cyber team participated in the 2021 MACCDC Qualifier. The National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (NCCDC) is the championship event for the Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition system – the largest college-level cyber defense competition in the USA.

Oct. 17, 2020 - Hivestorm Competition

The BSU Bulldog cyber team participated in the Hivestorm Competition. Hivestorm is a collegiate-focused cyber defense competition. Teams compete by securing provided Windows and Linux based virtual machines – removing malware and other infections, correcting misconfigurations, mitigating vulnerabilities, disabling vulnerable services, and so on. Teams accumulate points for addressing each scored issue and must race against the clock to accumulate as many points as they can before time expires.

Feb. 22, 2020 - ALCCDC Qualifier

The BSU Bulldog cyber team participated in the 2020 ALCCDC Qualifier. The National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (NCCDC) is the championship event for the Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition system – the largest college-level cyber defense competition in the USA.

cyber news eventOctober 16, 2019 - Cybersecurity Awareness Month

In recognition of Cybersecurity Awareness Month (October) the Center for Cybersecurity & Emerging Technologies at Bowie State University hosted a Professional Development and Networking event on Wednesday, October 16th, 2019 from 9:30 am – 3:00 pm in the Fine Arts Building. The event is designed to expose attendees to the latest trends in Cybersecurity. It will kick off with keynote speeches by Angela Davis Dogan, the Executive Vice President of Vendor Risk and Compliance Services for Lynx Technology Partners and Dr. Aaron Ferguson, Technical Director of the Cryptographic Solutions office at the National Security Agency (NSA). A panel session followed which includes government and industry security experts. This panel focused on key cyber security issues and threats of the day, cyber security’s role in the public, private, & academic environments, and the role of academia in developing cyber warriors. About 120 people participated this event including BSU students, Faculty, Staff and participants from University of Baltimore, Morgan State University, Charles Hebert Flowers High School, Parkville High School and Army Research Laboratory.