Cyber Threat Defender

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The University of Texas at San Antonio Center for Infrastructure Assurance and Security (CIAS), held their first annual Cyber Threat Defender Tournament on Saturday, Oct. 6.

The tournament was held in the UTSA Student Union Ballroom 1 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m and participants competed at a card game developed by the center.

The card game “Cyber Threat Defender,” is a two-player game in which players are tasked with defending a network of assets including computer systems, firewalls and network uplinks against things like denial of service attacks, password cracking and malware.

According to CIAS Senior Communications Coordinator Julina Macy, “Cyber Threat Defender was developed about two years ago by the CIAS at UTSA as a way to teach cyber security terminology and defense strategies in cyber

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