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It was a highly entertaining afternoon as two teams of students from Howard County competed in the 2nd Cyber Feud, a version of the classic game Family Feud with a cybersecurity focus. The May 15 event was sponsored by the Maryland STEM Festival and the National Cryptologic Foundations. The students from the Application and Research laboratory in Ellicott City answered trivia and polling questions pertaining to Cybersecurity. The polling question responses were gathered from over 100 Cybersecurity professionals and students. NCF's Darnell Washington was the delightful Master of Ceremonies and every bit as fun as Steve Harvey. The Red Team beat the Green Team in a hard fought battle. The team members are shown below.

Red Team

Green Team

Benita Besa

Duncan Brown

Chandana Malla

Dhruv Agirishetti

May Andrew Ding

Muneeb Ziar

Pavankumar Sajja

Praise Akinsanya

Surya Prabhu

Julia Morton

Phil Rogofsky, Festival Executive Director, and Laura Nelson, NCF Executive Chief Executive Officer, kicked off the event.  The event was held at Dreamport in Columbia, home of Maryland Innovation and Security Institute.  Kaylin Galindo ran the smooth event operation. The purpose of the event is to engage students in the field of Cybersecurity in a fun and exciting way.  The first Cyber Feud was held in November at Crofton High School.  Today's event lays the groundwork for a statewide competition during the 2023 Maryland STEM Festival and possibly in Florida this November.  Highlights of the event will be posted shortly on the Festival Youtube Channel and the Cyber Feud website

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