Johns Hopkins Competition Tested Cyber Skills of Community College Students
Information technology students at the College of Southern Maryland tested their cyber security skills at the Johns Hopkins Universitys Annual Digital Forensics Competition recently and came out on top. Students, coached by CSM Adjunct Faculty Robert Murphy, were challenged with extracting data from a broken compact disk and a broken floppy disk, cracking password protected files and analyzing keylogger files used to record keystrokes. The competition was modeled after the U.S. Department of Defense Cyber Crime Centers annual forensics competition.
Our team came together from being in the same class, said CSM student David Shelnutt of Waldorf. It means a lot to me to win an award like this and I intend to use this on my resume. My major is information systems security and my career path will hopefully lead to getting a security related job after I finish my associates degree at CSM. Shelnutt plans to continue working toward a bachelors degree.