SECCDC - the Southeast Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition, is a DHS sponsored event for universities that allows students to compete in a mock business IT scenario attempting to harden and defend their networks while complying with “demands from their CIO”.  The competition includes technical elements, requires “service uptime” from managed applications, and business acumen in dealing with difficult and frustrating requests under intense time pressures.

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After failing to place in the top eight last year, when there only nine teams, Lipscomb's SECCDC team beat out ten other schools to place in the top eight and qualify for the regional championships at Kennesaw State University.

Participants (from left to right):

James Payton Garrad, Aaron Upshaw (Co-captain), Daniel Johnson, Marc Flaugh (Team Captain), Phetsuvanh "Kevin" TalathamCharles Humphreys, Michael Welborn, Professor Kenneth Mayer (pictured bottom right), Chris Simmons (Not pictured)