The Cyber Eagles competition team was awarded travel funds by the NCAE PMO to compete in person at the NCAE Executive Leadership Forum in Gulfport, Mississippi between July 26, 2022 and July 28, 2022. During the hybrid competition event, the Cyber Eagles served as a red team  competing against teams from other NCAE institutions. The scenario for the competition was focused on the critical infrastructure found in maritime ports; the competition was called "Hack the Port, ELF edition." Without experience as a Red Team and with no prior knowledge of maritime operations, the five-person team decided to meet daily for many weeks to learn about technology and practice tactics. At the competition, the practice paid off; having built a substantial point gap over their competition, the Cyber Eagles were awarded First Place. Most importantly, according to the captain of the team, they all learned something and had fun.


In the 2021-2022 academic year, a student competition team has been formed under the leadership of  students in the IACD specialization. This team has named itself the Cyber Eagles. They participated in the national Cyber Force competition as their first outing. The team is made up of a collection of students with varying degrees of experience in computing and experience in cybersecurity competitions. Team membership is open to those new to cybersecurity and old-hands as well. Membership on the Team is open to all students from across campus.

Currently, the Cyber Eagles are meeting regularly to learn new skills and network with other students. As part of their meetings they have used exercises from the NICE (National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education) Challenge project and other available resources. They are planning to compete in future national competitions. Participation in this team meetings is supported by Microsoft Teams, Participation provides hands-on experiences with real-world environments solving problems ranging from very simple to complex.


Several years ago there was a student-led Cyber Security Club associated with the university Office of Engagement and Inclusion. The purpose of this organization was to further undergraduate member’s knowledge of popular cyber security concepts and help foster a constructive environment on Marquette’s campus for internet safety. This undergraduate club can be reinstated if there is interest,

The faculty contact and mentor for the Cyber Security Club has been Assistant Professor Debbie Perouli.


If you are interested in understanding more about a career in cybersecurity and the growing demand for professionals, there is an interactive Heat Map utility that has been created. Visit


There is a public service organization, Cybersecurity Guide, that is organized and run by a distributed team of professionals that build and publish educational resources on the web. Students can find information about careers, educational programs and certifications at their website.