Student Team

Colonel Richardson Computer Science students competed in the picoCTF event through Carnegie Mellon University.  This competition is the largest cybersecurity hacking competition for middle, high school, and college students.  Competitors must reverse-engineer, break, hack, decrypt, and think creatively and critically to solve the challenges and capture the digital flags.

Colonel Richardson Computer Science teacher Mark Robuck commended students, stating “the team solved various cybersecurity related challenges to find hidden files in computer networks using topics such as cryptography, forensics, web exploitation, and reverse engineering code.  They did an amazing job, especially considering many of the students in class just started learning cybersecurity in January.”  The Colonel Richardson team placed 478 out of 1498.  Participants included: Nick Birch, Christopher Bodman, Anna Carmean, Cappy Carroll, Lashon Carter, Kaydn Cephas, Stephen Davila, and Bobby Schmick.

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