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UCF Team Wins National Cybersecurity Competition

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Cybersecurity has become a fast-growing industry and schools like UCF and USF are responding.

A team from the University of Central Florida has won a national cybersecurity competition.

UCF's Collegiate Cyber Defense Team won the U.S. Department of Energy's CyberForce National Competition last weekend.

UCF was one of 66 teams selected to compete.

During the competition, teams have to defend a simulated oil transportation network, a power delivery system and a computing system against attacks from experts at the nation's national labs, the private sector and the U.S. National Guard.

The goal of the competition is to develop the next-generation of cyber security experts.

Cybersecurity has become a fast-growing industry in a world of internet espionage and network hackers.

Recently, USF in Tampa began offering a bachelor's degree in cybersecurity and accepted a $1 million grant from ReliaQuest Cybersecurity Labs to establish a laboratory for intense cybersecurity training. 

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