Students are encouraged to participate in cyber security competitions because the experiences gained will help advance their cyber security careers by building in-demand skills, learning collaboratively with others students while networking with employers.

Trevor Riley-Jewell and Matthew Cascio on their third-place finish in this weekend’s RU Secure cybersecurity competition at Radford University. They were one of two LFCC competing.

LFCC Cybersecurity Team places 5th at the 2018 Commonwealth Cyber Fusion Cyber Cup Challenge at VMI

You can set up a team or join a team to participate and, if so required, that a faculty mentor needs to be associated with the team, please contact Dr. Henry Coffman  to get his approval on  event participation.

Furthermore, there are a few rules to follow:

  1. You act respectfully and responsibly as a participant on this effort and to your team.  You follow the code of ethics unless the competition rules allow otherwise.
  2. The faculty mentor may advise as needed and as best the faculty mentor can but you and your team must find a faculty member who is willing to lead and direct the teams actions as a sponsor.  In addition, the faculty person must discuss and come to consensus with the faculty mentor so chosen before any registration ensues.  (Oh yes, the mentor and team director may be one and the same.)
  3. You and/or team provide updates to the mentor on progress based upon a mutually agreed upon schedule.
  4. All members of the team must demonstrate willingness and dedication to actively participate in all events of which the team has registered.
  5. The mentor, the college, and/or the faculty director have the right to disband the team or make notice of non-participation to all members at any time.
  6. The team and its members or an individual will be responsible for costs and logistics of traveling unless otherwise noted and approved by the college and faculty mentor and/or sponsor.

Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (CCDC) site is at The mission of the competition is to provides a controlled, yet competitive environment for students to assess their understanding and operational competency in managing the challenges inherent in protecting a corporate network infrastructure and business information systems.

CyberFed as it is called can be located at   Again, if faculty sponsor is required, please contact Dr. Henry Coffman. (Note: site seems to be marked by Asian fonts; checking on reasons.)

Cyber Cup is In support of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) outreach, the National Cyber Summit is hosting a 2 day cyber challenge. The competition will include teams of 2 competitors each with 3 qualifying rounds. Registration is open to middle and high school students, and as well as college and industry professionals. The Cup’s objective is to provide a competition environment testing competitors ability to work through increasingly challenging tasks.This competition will be for teams of 2 competitors each. During the registration process, you will identify which members are on your team. Find out the details at

Virginia Cyber Fusion Cup is a cybersecurity CTF competition of selected invited Virginia universities and community colleges which is held at VMI each year during February.

Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition site is at This competition allow your LFCC team to defend a system against a Red Team of hackers determined to bring it down!

The National Cyber League site is at  This competition allows you to compete with other students to get ranked Nationally and demonstrate your skills to a perspective employer. 

Black T-Shirt Cyber Forensics Challenge site is at

To know more about the program, contact Dr. Henry J. Coffman, CISSP, at [email protected]. Like us on Facebook also

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