CypherCon 2023

The importance of team-based cybersecurity tournaments

Andrew Paullin


The Marquette University CyberEagles aim to “Be The Difference” as a nationally recognized varsity collegiate Cybersecurity team by participating and learning during local, regional, and national Cybersecurity tournaments and competitions. In support of Marquette’s vision, we share a goal to “form women and men for others and help students and the entire community become the kinds of leaders who will make important contributions in their communities”.
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Team-based cybersecurity tournaments are important because they help to improve the skills and knowledge of participants in identifying and addressing cyber threats. They provide a simulated environment for participants to learn and practice cybersecurity skills, and also encourage collaboration and problem-solving among team members. Additionally, such tournaments help to raise awareness of the importance of cybersecurity and encourage the development of new solutions and techniques for protecting against cyberattacks. By fostering a culture of continuous learning and improvement, team-based cybersecurity tournaments play an important role in strengthening the overall cybersecurity posture of organizations and society as a whole.
Oh and we Red Team too, and break stuff.

Andrew Paullin

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Andrew R. Paullin has over 27 years of professional experience in Enterprise hardware and software, serving his employers and the general public. An Electrical and Computer Engineering graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Andrew is midway through the Computer Science Masters Program at Marquette, specializing in IACD and Cybersecurity of IIoT for Critical Infrastructure.