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Two Brown CS Teams Win CyberSEED Prizes

Brown CS students continue to distinguish themselves at hackathons nationwide. To read more on this topic, click here.

Recently, two teams from Brown University’s Department of Computer Science extended Brown’s reputation for cybersecurity excellence in a competition at the University of Connecticut, winning prizes for the second consecutive year. CyberSEED features competitive cybersecurity challenges for students and brings together top information security professionals and business leaders to discuss emerging cybersecurity trends and formulate best strategies for tackling current and future threats.

This year, a team composed of Dan Haugh, Joshua Liebow-Feeser, Natalie Roe, and Frederick Rice competed in the Capture The Flag (CTF) competition, and a team composed of Kevin Cole, Aaron Gokaslan, and Abdullah Yousufi competed in the Social Engineering competition. Both teams ended the competition in fourth place and received a $3000 prize. They also received an award for being in third place at the end of the first day. 

"The students did a great job," said Assistant Professor of the Practice Bernardo Palazzi, who coached both teams. "I also want to recognize Josh and Freddie, who put in a lot of work organizing the teams."

For more information, please click the link that follows to e-mail Brown CS Communications Outreach Specialist Jesse C. Polhemus.