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Elgin ECPI student part of national cyber competition
Kevin Richards, of Elgin, (second from left) joins his fellow members of ECPI University-Columbia’s “D0wn the L1ne” cybersecurity team members after learning that they are among the final six teams to compete in the national finals of Wicked6 in Las Vegas, N.V., on Aug. 8. Wicked6 is a competition designed to simulate industry-cyber attack scenarios. Along with Richards are (from left) student Jason Simmons, Coach Chris Flannery, and students Franklin Pearson, Earl Knorr and Wendi Jonkers.
Kevin Richards, of Elgin, a student at ECPI University’s Columbia campus, will be traveling to Las Vegas, N.V., on Aug. 8 along with other members of a cybersecurity team called “D0wn the L1ne.” The team will be competing in the national finals of the Wicked6 Cyber Games at Las Vegas’ HyperX Esports Arena at the Luxor Hotel and Casino.