Air Force cadets earning honors as academic hackers

The Air Force Academy’s Cyber Competition Team has for the third year in a row earned a finalist spot in an international cybersecurity contest hosted by the Polytechnic Institute of New York University, placing 10th among 349 teams.

The result continues a record of high finishes in academic hacking competitions for the team. During the 2012-2013 academic year, it placed first in the qualifying round of the NYU Poly competition and fifth in the finals, and won the NSA Cyber Defense Exercise. The team finished in the top 20 percent in 13 of 14 competitions that year.

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