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Montgomery College to Host Cyber Competitions

Montgomery College’s Germantown Campus will host two competitions pitting students in the cyber world against each other.

The first is the Maryland Community College Cyber Competition will be held Tuesday, March 14, on Montgomery College’s Germantown Campus in the Bioscience Education Center. The competition will start at noon and the top three teams will be awarded prizes. Ten Maryland community colleges will be participating, bringing almost 100 students to the competition.

The program begins at 11:00 am with a greeting from the Germantown Campus provost followed by presentations from University of Maryland University College and United Solutions. UMUC will present on the many educational and industry opportunities available through cybersecurity. United Solutions’ presentation will focus on their Bubblee application, the TAACCCT funded application that helps students and businesses connect.

The following day, the college will host the Montgomery County Public Schools Cyber Forensics Competition. Set to be held Wednesday, March 15, more 150 students from high schools around Montgomery County will be participating in the MCPS Cyber Forensics Competition.

The competition is from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm and will be followed by two speakers, Tina Williams, President/CEO TCecure, and Vennard Wright, CIO WSSC.

Tina Williams was a Meyerhoff Scholar and a University Scholar at the University of Maryland Baltimore County receiving a B.S. in computer science. Ms. Williams also holds a master’s in management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and a J.D. from the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law.

Vennard Wright earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Maryland. He most recently served as the chief information officer for Prince George’s County where he provided tactical and strategic leadership.

Photos courtesy Montgomery College. Photos by Pete Vidal.