Lake Washington Institute of Technology Students Place Fourth in National Codebreaker Challenge

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Kirkland, Wash. – The student team from Lake Washington Institute of Technology’s (LWTech) Computer Security and Network Technology (CSNT) program recently placed fourth out of more than 530 colleges and universities at the National Security Agency’s (NSA) Codebreaker Challenge online competition. The competition was comprised of various tasks for students to achieve increasingly difficult and complex intelligence capabilities. The NSA describes it as, “A hands-on opportunity to develop their reverse-engineering / low-level code analysis skills while working on a realistic problem set centered around the NSA's mission.”

“This is a great achievement for our Computer Security and Network Technology program,” said Dr. Amy Morrison, president of LWTech. “This is only the second year LWTech students have participated in this challenge. I’m so proud of how they successfully applied what they’ve learned in the classroom to a real-world scenario.” LWTech’s CSNT program’s expert faculty bring their real-world experience to the learning environment. Students study computer hardware, operating systems, network protocols, server administration, virtualization using Amazon’s AWS, and cybersecurity.

About Lake Washington Institute of Technology

As the only public institute of technology in Washington State, Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) provides students with the latest cutting edge skills relevant to today’s workplace. LWTech offers nine applied bachelor’s degrees, more than 40 associate degrees and 80 professional certificates, in 41 areas of study, including STEM-focused programs in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.