By: Tommy Merth
Team Hillarious, comprised entirely of UW Seattle students, took first place in the annual Pacific Rim Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (PRCCDC). This competition challenges the students’ ability to analyze security threats and devise defensive strategies in response.
Out of the 14 teams competing, Team Hillarious was the only group to successfully protect their network from the hackers. An Electrical Engineering undergraduate student, Philip White, was extensively involved in the team’s success.
In addition to bringing home the PRCCDC trophy, Team Hillarious advanced to the national competition in San Antonio, TX. While they did not place, Team Hillarious represented UW as one of the premier cyber-security teams in the nation.
Congratulations Philip and Team Hillarious!