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Thus one of our other missions is to spread the word about how awesome the world of cyber security is by teaching others in whatever way we can.” During regular club meetings, the group has a large selection of activities that people can choose from to learn more about cyber security.

Vanek said, “If we just did [competitions] a lot of new people would get deterred.Cyber Dawgs have to react in real time, not only trying to close off their connection but cleaning up any damage the red team has done to prevent it from happening again.They have to achieve all of this while keeping any and all required services of that system up.“These can be simple logistical oversights such as failure to request T-Shirts from SGA [to] technical configurations and what we should do the following year to learn from our mistakes.” said Ho.He also shares Vanek’s passion in supporting people who take an interest in security.“We wanted to become an official SGA org but there was a lot of bureaucracy and delays involved, so that didn’t happen right away.” said Teixeira.

In Fall 2010, the group competed in CCDC qualifications and went to regionals in mid Spring 2010, boosting the popularity of the group and finally becoming recognized by the SGA by late Fall 2010.

Officially, the UMBC Cyber Defense Team was born, but the group would also come to be known as the UMBC Cyber Dawgs.

Founding member Jorge Teixeira recounted what the early days of the UMBC Cyber Defense Team were like.

Other CTFs focus on defensive mechanics, like analyzing forensic data and implementing strong security practices on servers.

Recently, the group participated in UMD’s Cyber Skyline CTF and Booz Allen Hamilton’s Kaizen CTF.

Bryan Vanek, Computer Science major and Cyber Dawgs club President, runs the day to day operations.