Cyber forensics competition goes local

Montgomery College hosts pilot program

On Friday, Jan. 16, 45 high school students gathered at the Germantown campus of Montgomery College to solve a murder.

The mystery was part of a cyber security competition at Montgomery College hosted in partnership with both Montgomery County Public Schools and New York University’s Polytechnic School of Engineering. Students from Poolesville High School and Montgomery Blair High School were a part of this pilot program based on a national competition organized by NYU.

Each year, NYU’s Polytechnic School of Engineering hosts their Cyber Security Awareness Week High School Forensics Challenge, inviting teams of students from across the country and abroad to compete in a cyber forensics mystery.

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