Posted May 16th, 2013
The Montgomery High School Cyber Security team, The Monty Defenders, placed second in the 2012 NYU-Poly Computer Security Awareness Week / Adobe Security Awareness Video Competition (http://engineering.nyu.edu/csaw2012/csaw-awareness). The theme for this year’s competition was “Securing Every Device, Everywhere”. The team created a video that emphasized the importance of securing online accounts with a technique called Multi-Factor authentication. The team consisted of three sophomores: Michael Reininger, Sri Velagapudi, and Casey Chow.
The Monty Defenders’ entry competed against 19 others from college and high school student national teams. The entries were judged by a panel of seven security experts from Adobe, Microsoft, VMWare, Facebook and the National Security Agency (NSA). This second place spot earned The Monty Defenders a $750 prize that will be used to fund future cyber-security competitions.