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The NICCDC is designed to stimulate mission-oriented decision making through unique and immersive scenarios that score decision making over technical abilities alone.

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News From NIATEC

NIATEC 2022 Q1 Press Release: NICCDC Results
& Scholarship Awards

Posted 01-03-2022

Final scoring for the 2021 Fall NIATEC Invitational Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (NICCDC) has concluded after thorough review. A special congratulations to Brigham Young University’s Collegiate Cybersecurity Competition Team for a 1st place finish to win the 15th Annual NICCDC. The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has awarded two NIATEC staff scholarships to enroll in Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate.

Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Cybersecurity First

Posted 09-24-2021 By Mike Pond

Still in recent memory is a year plagued with natural disasters, infectious diseases, and cyberattacks. This past May, an American oil pipeline was shutdown to contain a ransomware attack. For the uninitiated, ransomware is an increasingly common cyberattack that locks out the owner of a computer system typically until a ransom is paid to the attacker. However, this isn’t the first time that a cyberattack has had a real-world...