College of Engineering News • Iowa State University

ISU’s IT-Olympics touted as great way to prepare students for cyber-jobs – and cyber-warfare

The 2014 IT-Olympics held this past spring at Iowa State were mentioned in an article posted to The Fiscal Times and The Week. The story talks about how activities like the IT-Olympic’s Cyber Defense Competition “improve cyber education at the high school level at a time when the United States is falling behind in STEM education.”

Doug Jacobson, an Iowa State University professor and director of the university’s Information Assurance Center, says the competition tests basic defensive cyber-skills needed to study STEM at the collegiate level.