Cyber CTF Field Trip

 Posted by on May 1, 2017
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Figure 1:  Rapid7's Eric Sun and Mr. Holmes look on as Juniors Neha Deepak, Billy Tran, Kevin Mortimer and Samantha Pan try to solve a security problem.

Figure 1: Rapid7’s Eric Sun and Mr. Holmes look on as Juniors Neha Deepak, Billy Tran, Kevin Mortimer and Samantha Pan try to solve a security problem.

On Friday, April 28, 2017 eight Quincy High School IT students attended an event at the OCD Tech Office in Braintree. Mr. Don Lander, Senior Project Manager for OCD Tech, invited Quincy High School to visit OCD Tech to learn more about the role of Cyber Security, network with Cyber Security professionals, and play a game of virtual capture the flag in an online Jeopardy-style game.

Michael Hammond, CISA, CRISC, CISSP, C|EH visited with the students and talked with them about the importance of cyber security professionals and how local corporate IT security is a global security concern.

During the game, students worked directly with Michael Huffman an IT Auditor with OCD Tech. They challenged themselves to work through several security situations and find solutions.

The Special Guest of the day was Eric Sun, Solutions Manager for Rapid7, a major IT Security Solutions company out of Boston. Mr. Sun spoke to the students about career opportunities in the Cyber Security field and observed them during the game.

Figure 2: OCD Tech's Michael Huffman helps Seniors Vincent Tran, Michael Reardon, Grace Hall and Junior Elise Ducharm with a security problem while Juniors (low right) Samantha Pan, Kevin Mortimer, Billy Tran and Neha Deepak work on a problem of their own.

Figure 2: OCD Tech’s Michael Huffman helps Seniors Vincent Tran, Michael Reardon, Grace Hall and Junior Elise Ducharm with a security problem while Juniors (low right) Samantha Pan, Kevin Mortimer, Billy Tran and Neha Deepak work on a problem of their own.

Both Mr. Lander and Mr. Sun spoke highly of our students. Students were encouraged to create a LinkedIn account (if they don’t already have one) and start their professional network connections with Mr. Lander and Mr. Sun. Quincy High School IT students have been invited back to compete in a major event next October to celebrate National Cyber Security Awareness Month. They are looking forward to it!