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Cyber Fusion 2024 Draws Students from 21 Commonwealth Colleges

Feb. 23-24, 2024

Teams compete on laptops on round tables

About 150 students and 30 faculty advisors representing 21 colleges in Virginia attended Cyber Fusion 2024 at Virginia Military Institute in Lexington Feb. 23-24.

150 people pose on balcony, on stairs, and on floor
Cyber Fusion 2024 participants.

 The annual event, organized by VMI’s Center for Leadership and Ethics, and co-sponsored by the Commonwealth Cyber Initiative (CCI) and Virginia Cyber Range, is open to commonwealth colleges and universities that are designated National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense.

Event activities included:

  • A keynote speech by Oki Mek, Microsoft chief information security officer for the Federal Civilian Sector
  • A job fair.
  • A faculty/industry round table discussion hosted by representatives from CCI. 

Capture the Flag Competition: Four-Year Colleges

Capture the Flag Competition: Two-Year Colleges

Job Fair Sessions Included:

Photos by H. Lockwood McLaughlin