It’s one thing to read about cyberattacks, quite another to actually infiltrate other computer systems, while simultaneously protecting your own.
Our Cyber Lab gives you a chance to put classroom theories to work and perfect your skills. You’ll work in groups to:
- Simulate hacker attacks
- Secure operating systems from malicious activity
- Identify vulnerabilities and devise ways to remove them
- Detect attacks and prevent or limit the resulting damage
- Write code to detect anomalies and malware
This type of intense, hands-on experience is the only way to truly develop your cybersecurity expertise.
Our Cyber Lab is used by our students, plus outside members of the community, such as:
- Current and potential members of the Fort Meade workforce use this realistic environment for specialized cybersecurity training programs and certification preparation classes.
- High school and middle school students attend cyber security demonstrations and career awareness outreach programs.
The Cyber Lab’s Advisory Board includes members from:
- The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
- Lockheed Martin
- Maryland MESA
- Prince George's Community College
- Prince George's County Public Schools
Cyber Team Competitions
The Capitol Technology University cyber teams and students from the Cyber Lab compete in numerous cybersecurity challenges and competitions, including:
- Ghost in the ShellCode 2012
- Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition
- US Cyber Challenge
- DC3 Forensic Challenge
- Defcon CTF Qualifiers
- US Cyber Challenge Training Camp at Virginia Tech
- HackLu CTF
- National Cyber League Championship
- NYU Poly CSAW (Computer Security Awareness Week) Capture-the-Flag
- Stripe Capture-the-Flag
- Mitre STEM Capture-the-Flag
- ThreatSpace Capture-the-Flag