For Immediate Release
June 25, 2019

Suffolk Cyber Sleuths Rank in National Cyber League Competition

Christopher Renzine (Medford), at left and  Anthony Lippman (Miller Place) ranked in the fall season of the National Cyber League (NCL) competition. The pair are in Suffolk County Community College's cyber security lab.

Thirteen Suffolk County Community College cyber sleuths from the Cybersecurity Club competed and ranked in the fall season of the National Cyber League (NCL) competition in which students are challenged to use concepts and skills learned in the classroom in a virtual real-world scenario.

Anthony Lippman (Miller Place) led the team with an overall ranking of 96th out of 4,729 participants and 85th of 506 in the Gold Bracket consisting of the top 15 percent of ranked participants. Christopher Renzine (Medford) finished with a ranking of 61st of 1684 participants in the Bronze Bracket composed of novice participants.

Anthony, Chris and Anthony Rolan (Brentwood), Nolan Smith (E. Patchogue) and Allyn Mowbry (Patchogue) competed in the NCL Postseason competition and finished 73rd out of 368 teams and were included on the list of top performers.

The NCL is a defensive and offensive puzzle-based, capture-the-flag style cybersecurity competition that helps students prepare and test themselves against cybersecurity challenges they will likely face when in the workforce. All participants play the games simultaneously during preseason, regular season and postseason.

Anthony and Christopher began training for the for the preseason competition in October. The team will next compete at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) Cyberforce Competition on December 1. Competing in the BNL competition will be: Anthony Lippman (Miller Place), Chris Renzine (Medford), Nolan Smith (E. Patchogue), Melissa Fisk (Deer Park) and Jonathan Delia (Lindenhurst).