cyber defense

Stop.Think.Connect. Campaign

  • Stop.Think.Connect. is a national public awareness campaign aimed at increasing the understanding of cyber threats and empowering the American public to be safer and more secure online. Cybersecurity is a shared responsibility. We each have to do our part to keep the Internet safe. When we all take simple steps to be safer online, it makes using the Internet a more secure experience for everyone.
  • Academic Alliance Members. As new ground is forged and the benefits of a digitally connected world are enhanced, academia has an opportunity to lead by example in ensuring the online practices of students, faculty, staff, alumni, and the community are as secure as possible. Florida State University is an academic alliance member.

Sponsored Cyber Defense Courses

Sponsored Cybersecurity clubs

Cyber Defense, Capture the Flag and other competitions

Participating in:

  • CSAW 2012, Polytechnic Institute of New York University; FSU participants: Clark Wood (SFS), and other FSU undergraduate and graduate students; Outcome: Placed top 12%, 78 out of 636
  • Hack.lu 2012, Computer Incidence Response Center Luxembourg - CSIRT - CERT; FSU participants: Clark Wood (SFS), and other FSU undergraduate and graduate students; Outcome: Placed top 37%, 95 out of 260
  • CSCAMP CTF Quals 2012, BlueKaizen; FSU Participants: Clark Wood (SFS), and other FSU undergraduate and graduate students. Outcome: Top 44%, 26 out of 59
  • PoliCTF 2012; Polytechnic University of Milan; Outcome: Top 19%, 18 out of 93.
  • 29c3 CTF 2012 Organized by: Chaos Computer Club Aachen (http://aachen.ccc.de) Outcome: Top 97%, 125 out of 129.
  • ATAST CTF Quals 2012, The Tunisian Association for the future of science and technology; Outcome: Top 67%, 36 out of 54.
  • PlaidCTF 2013, Carnegie Mellon University; Outcome: Top 37%, 152 out of 415.
  • BaltCTF Quals 2013 Organized by: [censored] (http://baltctf.ru) Outcome: Top 21%, 38 out of 184.
  • SIGINT CTF 2013, Chaos Computer Club Aachen; Outcome: Top 92%, 106 out of 115.
  • EBCTF 2013, Eindbazen; Outcome: Top 70%, 129 out of 185.
  • ForbiddenBITS CTF 2013, ForbiddenBITS; Outcome: Top 84%, 141 out of 167.
  • Nuit du Hack CTF Quals 2013, HackerzVoice; Outcome: Top 66%, 144 out of 218.
  • RuCTF Quals 2013, Hackerdom; Outcome: Top 39%, 68 out of 173.
  • HackIM 2013, Nullcon; Outcome: Top 18%, 59 out of 321.
  • Cyber 9/12 Student Challenge, 2013, The Atlantic Council, June 15, 2013, American University in Washington D.C.; FSU participants: Doug Wussler (SFS), Lauren Pearce (SFS), Clark Wood (SFS) Owen Redwood; Outcome: FSU team won the award for Most Creative Policy Alternative.
  • CSAW, 2013, Polytechnic Institute of New York University; FSU Participants: Clark Wood (SFS), Nick Clark (SFS), John McLaughlin (SFS), Adam Steele (SFS), Andre King (SFS), , and many other FSU undergraduate and graduate students; Outcome: Placed 22 out of 250.
  • Hack.lu 2013, CIRCL - Computer Incidence Response Center Luxembourg - CSIRT - CERT; FSU Participants: Clark Wood (SFS), Nick Clark (SFS), John McLaughlin (SFS), Adam Steele (SFS), Andre King (SFS), and many other FSU undergraduate and graduate students; Outcome: Placed in the top 20%.
  • South East SECCDC 2013 (Prequalifiers and Regionals), Kennesaw State University; FSU participants: Adolfo Lopez, Kara James, Nick Clark (SFS), John Patterson, Arsalan Ahmed, John Seigel, Jonathan Hodge and Mazin Hasan; Outcome: ranked 3rd at regionals.
  • Raytheon SI CTF, 2013, FSU Cybersecurity Club; FSU participants: Nick Clark (SFS), John McLaughlin (SFS), Adam Steele (SFS), Clark Wood (SFS), Andre King (SFS), and many other undergraduate and graduate FSU students; Outcome: FSU University Students were given the opportunity to compete against each other.
  • Colin Hostert's presentation, 2013, FSU Cybersecurity Club; FSU participants: Nick Clark (FSU), John McLaughlin (FSU), and many other undergraduate and graduate FSU students; Outcome: University Students were given the opportunity to compete against each other.
  • Symbolic Honeynets for Gathering Cyber-Physical Threat Intelligence, 2013, Cybersecurity Club and Owen Redwood; FSU Participants: Nick Clark (SFS), John McLaughlin (SFS), Clark Wood (SFS), and other undergraduate and graduate FSU students; Outcome: FSU University Students were presented industry leading research.
  • Ghost in the Shellcode, 2014, ShmooCon; FSU Participants: Clark Wood (SFS), Nick Clark (SFS), John McLaughlin (SFS), Adam Steele (SFS), Andre King (SFS), Doug Wussler (SFS), and other FSU undergraduate and graduate students; Outcome: ranked top 24%, 71 out of 300.
  • Olympic CTF, 2014, CTFtime.org ; FSU Participants: Nick Clark (SFS), and other FSU undergraduate and graduate students; Outcome: ranked top 39%, 159 out of 404.
  • South East SECCDC 2014 (Prequalifiers and Regionals), Kennesaw State University; FSU team: Clark Wood (SFS), Nick Clark (SFS), John Connor McLaughlin (SFS), Adam Steele (SFS), Ryan Kuhl, Nicholas Clark (FSU), Cody Confer, Sara Reecy, Jonathan Borrero, Angela Gibbons, Yaroslav Kechkin, and Thomas Clayton, Adam Connor; Outcome: FSU team advanced to regionals (made it to top 8 prequalifiers), regional ranking to be determined 3/31/2014.
  • HackIM2014, Nullcon; FSU team: Nick Clark (SFS) and other FSU undergraduate and graduate students; Outcome: ranked top 10.5%, 51 out of 482
  • PHD CTF Qualifiers 2014, CTFtime.org ; FSU team: Nick Clark (SFS), and other FSU undergraduate and graduate students; Outcome: ranked top 45%, 125 out of 278.
  • Codegate CTF Preliminary 2014, CTFtime.org ; FSU team: Nick Clark, and other FSU undergraduate and graduate students; Outcome: ranked top 92%, 258 out of 283.
  • Boston Key Party CTF 2014, Boston University and Northeastern University; FSU team: Nick Clark (SFS) and other FSU undergraduate and graduate students; Outcome: ranked top 65%, 89 out of 137.
  • RuCTF Quals 2014, Hackerdom; FSU team: Nick Clark (SFS) and other FSU undergraduate and graduate students; Outcome: Top 60%, 199 out of 249.

Sponsorship of:

  • Nol3ptr Workshops, 2012-2013, FSU's Nol3ptr ; FSU Participants: Clark Wood (SFS), Ivan Lozano (SFS), Owen Redwood, and other FSU students; Outcome: FSU University students were taught cyber security skills relevant to the Cyber-Security industry.
  • Cybersecurity Club Workshops, 2013, Don Pace, FSU Network Infrastructure; FSU Participants: Adam Steele (SFS), Nick Clark (SFS), John McLaughlin (SFS), and other FSU students; Outcome: FSU University students were given an insight into the FSU University Network Infrastructure.
  • Cybersecurity Club Workshops, 2013, Mike Russo, Director of IT Security, Information Technology Services (ITS), FSU FSU Participants: Nick Clark (SFS), John McLaughlin (SFS), and other FSU students. Outcome: FSU students were given an insight into authentication and security on the FSU University network.
  • Collins' presentation on Florida CSIRT, 2013, FSU Cybersecurity Club; FSU participants: Nick Clark (SFS), Adam Steele (SFS), Clark Wood (SFS), and other FSU students; Outcome: FSU students were taught about opportunities available to them in the Cyber-Security industry.
  • Marion Bogdanov's presentation on Florida CSIRT, 2013, FSU Cybersecurity Club; FSU participants: Nick Clark (SFS), Adam Steele (SFS), Clark Wood (SFS), and other FSU students; Outcome: FSU students were given an insight into authentication and security on FSU's network.
  • Raytheon SI CTF, 2013, FSU Cybersecurity Club; FSU participants: Nick Clark (SFS), Adam Steele (SFS), Clark Wood (SFS), Andre King, and other FSU students; Outcome: FSU students were given the opportunity to compete against each other.
  • Colin Hostert's presentation on Florida CSIRT 2013, FSU Cybersecurity Club; FSU participants: Nick Clark (SFS), John McLaughlin (SFS), and other FSU students; Outcome: FSU students were given the opportunity to compete against each other.
  • Owen Redwood: Symbolic Honeynets for Gathering Cyber-Physical Threat Intelligence, 2013, FSU Cybersecurity Club; FSU participants: Nick Clark (SFS), John McLaughlin (SFS), Clark Wood (SFS), and other FSU students; Outcome: FSU students were presented industry leading research by Owen Redwood.
  • Marion Bogdanov's presentation, Florida CSIRT, 2013, FSU Cybersecurity Club; FSU participants: Nick Clark (SFS), Adam Steele (SFS), Clark Wood (SFS), and other FSU students; Outcome: FSU students were given an insight into authentication and security on FSU's network.


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