For Immediate Release
June 25, 2019

Suffolk Second Locally, 32nd Nationally in CyberForce Competition at BNL

CyberForce competition at BNL

Five Suffolk County Community College future cyber defenders placed second locally and 32nd nationally in the U.S. Department of Energy’s fourth collegiate CyberForce Competition at Brookhaven National Laboratory on December 1.   

Nolan Smith (E. Patchogue), Chris Renzine (Medford), Anthony Lippman (Miller Place), Melissa Fisk (Deer Park) and Jonathan Delia (Lindenhurst) faced cyberattacks that were launched by cybersecurity professionals with technology backgrounds that included the Department of Defense, Con Edison and the United States Department of Homeland Security.   

Suffolk competed locally against New York University, Columbia University, United States Military Academy at West Point and University of Maryland Baltimore County.   

Seventy teams participated in the nationwide competition in which students defend a simulated energy infrastructure from cyberattacks.  The students needed to respond to the attacks while maintaining service for their customers (played by volunteers).