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  • Keeping cyber attackers at bay in 2017, the team from the University of Illinois at Chicago won Argonne’s second annual Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition. (Image by Argonne National Laboratory.)

    United States Department of Energy to host multi-laboratory Cyber Defense Competition

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    In less than one month, over a hundred college students from across the United States will convene in one of the largest cyber defense competitions in the nation. The event, hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy, will take place on April 6-7, 2018. This event will be simultaneously hosted across three of the Department’s national laboratories: Argonne, Oak Ridge and Pacific Northwest. The completion challenges students to respond to a scenario based on a real-world challenge of vital importance: protecting the Nation’s energy critical infrastructure from the cyber threat.