CCSO- Competitive Cyber Security Organization

2019 Collegiate Penetration Testing Competition (CPTC)



The Competitive Cyber Security Organization at the Pennsylvania State University aims to educate those involved on current cyber security methods and practices and facilitate an informative environment where students from all educational levels and backgrounds can master safe computing practices. The club hosts trips to cyber security conferences and competitions locally and nationally where members can practice what they have learned. Members are not required to attend these competitions, but they are encouraged to continue learning.

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President: Petr Esakov —

Vice President: Jameswell Zhang —

Treasurer: Cole Daubenspeck —

Secretary: Zach Malinich —


Social/Recruitment Chair: Cara Schwartz —

Webmaster: Zach Malinich —

Competition Chair: Jared Butterfield —

Technology Chair: Namo Ziegler —


Advisor: Nick

Co-Advisor: Michael Hills —