Southern Illinois University



College of Applied Sciences and Arts


February 20, 2017

Congratulations to the SIU Security Dawgs team on winning second place at the Illinois qualifying Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (IL CCDC) Saturday, February 18, 2017!

The IL CCDC was held in two places: Moraine Valley Community College, Palos Hills in IL and SIUC, Carbondale, IL. The Midwest Region includes eight (8) states: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Kentucky, Ohio, and Wisconsin. All second place teams in their respective state qualification CCDC will have opportunity to compete in the Wildcard CCDC scheduled for March 4, 2017. Top winners of this event will be eligible to move onto the 2017 Midwest Regional CCDC at Moraine Valley Community College March 17-18, 2017.

The SIU Security Dawgs is a Registered Student Organization (RSO). Below is the team roster for this year’s IL CCDC: 

Official team members:

Alternative team members:

Hallie Martin - Team Captain
Vincent Davis
Jonathon Farmer (Vice President)
Cody Lingle (President)
Christian Scott
Trent Taylor
Brandon Truckenmiller
Logan Truckenmiller

Rob Brevard

Jordan Brown

Curtis McRoy

Michael McCarthy

Faculty Advisor:

Tom Imboden, Associate professor of IST

The SIU Security Dawgs team has been working hard to prepare for the IL CCDC since the beginning of the Fall 2016 semester under the guidance of Tom Imboden, Associate Professor of Information Systems Technologies (IST). During the IL CCDC last Saturday, a team from Southeastern Illinois College (SIC, Harrisburg, IL) participated in the event at SIU Carbondale. Many faculty, staff, and alumni came by during the Saturday’s competition to support our team and meet the faculty and students from SIC, including the following: Belle Woodward, Associate Professor of IST, Martin Hebel, Associate Professor of EST, Sam Chung, Professor and Director of ISAT, Tom Shaw, Mike Behrmann, and Andy Wang from the Dean’s office.

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SIU Security Dawgs Team before competition 

Security Dawgs team during competition 

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Southeastern Illinois College (SIC) Team 

Tom Imboden, Associate Professor &
Dawgs Advisor

Scott Reed, faculty member from SIC