Cyber Club Hacked to Top Prize at Palmetto Cyber Defense Competition

Members of the College Cybersecurity Club’s team, including Elex Moore (sophomore, left), Joshua Yates (Freshman), Jake Schwarztrauber (Senior), John Anderson (Senior – Team Captain), Nate Smith (Sophomore), Blaine Billings (Freshman) and the team’s mentor, assistant professor of computer science Xenia Mountrouidou.


When it comes to cyber security, no other university in South Carolina hacked it as well as the College of Charleston last weekend.

That’s because students in the College’s Cybersecurity Club took home the top prize at the Palmetto Cyber Defense Competition on Sunday, April 10, 2017, at Trident Technical College in North Charleston.

It’s the College’s first win in the yearly competition, which this year also included teams from Clemson University, the University of South Carolina in Columbia, The Citadel, Claflin University, Trident Technical College, Charleston Southern University and ECPI University.

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