Cybersecurity Team Advances to Finals of Nationwide Cybersecurity Competition

Published: November 9, 2022

Congratulations to College of Western Idaho's (CWI) Cybersecurity team who advanced to the finals and placed fourth at the Future of Work Academy cybersecurity incubator nationwide competition on Friday, Oct. 28.

The five-person competition answered questions about how to create the best cybersecurity team in an increasingly difficult battle against bad actors in the digital space.

Initially given second place, the CWI team competed against schools from around the nation including Denmark Technical College, St. Philips College, Northern Virginia Community College (NVCC), Red Rocks Community College, and others. However, after being announced as the second-place winners, CWI was then edged out at the last minute by NVCC.

The CWI team also competed in a spirit of cooperation and professionalism that showed CWI’s values of Excellence, Innovation, Integrity, Respect, and Caring.

Please join the College and the school of Computer Science and Information Technology in congratulating Baiden Jones, Stanley Ward, Sarah Ives, Lane Edwards, and team captain, Spencer McConnell, in their successful representation of the College!

The Hewlett-Packard and Microsoft sponsored event brought in industry experts who spoke about cybersecurity and practical career paths for current students. Guest speakers also shared best practices to help combat scammers and hackers who are creating new ways to steal personal data and infrastructure every day.

For more information on CWI's Cybersecurity team and school of Computer Science and Information Technology, contact David Kerr at

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