Stanford Applied Cybersecurity Student Team Places First at CPTC Nationals

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Stanford student team places first again in National Collegiate Penetration Testing Competition

The Stanford student team, comprised of students in the Applied Cybersecurity student group and coached by Alex Keller of the School of Engineering, took 1st place again this year, successfully defending their National Championship title against stiff competition at the Collegiate Penetration Testing Competition (CPTC) Nationals hosted by the Rochester Institute of Technology, November 2-4, 2018.


"It's honestly hard to describe the professionalism, dedication, and humility these students demonstrated as ambassadors for Stanford on the national stage. To the disbelief and delight of the judges, they discovered a 0-day remote code execution in a popular open source platform during the competition (responsibly disclosed to the vendor with CVE pending)," noted Keller. 


The Stanford CPTC team (in alphabetical order) is Jack Cable, Paul Crews, Colleen Dai, Kate Stowell, Matthew Tan, Anna Zeng, with alternates Dillon Franke and Wilson Nguyen.