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Georgia Tech and University of North Georgia Run Away with National Cybersecurity Competition

With a combined score of over 250,000, Georgia Institute of Technology and University of North Georgia (UNG) stood tallest among the 448 colleges and universities competing in the National Security Agency (NSA) Codebreaker Challenge by placing first and second.

The 2023 Codebreaker Challenge is Georgia Tech's third consecutive year winning the competition. The Institute placed second to UNG in 2019 and 2020. UNG took second place in 2021 and third place in 2018.

The annual student competition highlights the country’s most robust cybersecurity programs and includes several nationally ranked computing programs. Georgia Tech tallied more than 175,000 points, while UNG scored more than 90,000. The 2023 challenge marks the fifth year in a row Georgia Tech or UNG placed at the top of the leaderboard despite NSA engineers making sure each year is more complex than the last.

(Photo by Kevin Beasley/College of Computing)

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