Ben Heise

Information Security Professional

teamicf_second_gclSix ethical hackers who protect U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) computer networks rose to the second place spot in the Global CyberLympics World Finals. The series of cyber challenges is touted as the world’s first international team hacking championship. ARL’s Computational and Information Sciences Directorate support contractors from ICF International, who represented the U.S. in the World Finals held March 21 in Chantilly, Va. were not far behind the number one team during the span of competition. The Netherlands team won first place.

Read more at the Army Research Lab’s press release.


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2The ICF International team representing North America won second place at The Global CyberLympics World Finals held March 21 in Chantilly, Va. The ethical hacking competition pitted teams from North America, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia Pacific against each other in attempts to attack and defend various cyber targets. The Netherlands took home the title.


Read more at the ICF International press release.

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1During MDC3, Team ICF was the first team to successfully penetrate all 11 sites that Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) had created for the competition. As the team was crossing the stage to accept their prizes at MDC3, they learned that they had been invited to Miami to compete in the North American Championship Cyberlympics hosted at Hacker Halted 2011.

The six-member team routed eight other teams of cyber sleuths from all over the country to win at Hacker Halted 2011, which was held in Miami, Florida in late October. The win earned them the berth as the USA team in the Global Cyberlympics World Championship to be contested in March 2012.

Team ICF had three members –Mark Reinsfelder of Rosedale, Md., Matt Wines of Jarrettsville, Md., and Justin Wray of York, Pennsylvania (team captain) – who are recent students in the Community College of Baltimore County’s Network Technology program. Other team members are Benjamin Heise of Aberdeen, Md., a current student at UMUC; Steve Collman of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, a graduate of the CHI Institute in Pennsylvania and Jesse Hudlow of Adelphi, Md., an alumnus of Towson University. All six are employed as cyber security professionals at the Baltimore office of ICF International.

Read more at the CCBC MDC3 press release.

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