Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 2:00pm

The 2017 National Cyber League fall season has just concluded, and Mercy's cyber team ranked extraordinarily high in the midst of a crowded field.

In the competition's Bronze Bracket, the Mercy cyber team placed 4th out of 84 teams. Overall in the nation, Mercy placed 30th out of 184 teams. Three out of the seven Mercy students who started the competition were able to finish. They are Christopher Flatley, Michael Debiase, and James Pak.

The hosted exercises and National Cyber League games are based on the CompTIA Security+ā„¢ and EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)ā„¢ performance-based exam objectives and include the following competitive categories: open source intelligence; scanning; enumeration and exploitation; password cracking; traffic analysis; log analysis; wireless security; cryptography; and web application security.

The National Cyber League was founded in 2011 as a training ground for participants to develop, practice, and validate their cybersecurity knowledge and skills. The league stages and promotes competitions using next-generation high-fidelity simulation environments.