Applied Cyber team takes 1st place in CPTC Western Regionals

The Applied Cyber team took 1st place in the Collegiate Penetration Testing Competition (CPTC) Western Regionals.

After 8 hours of intense penetration testing on Saturday, October 7th, at Uber HQ in San Francisco, the Applied Cyber team returned to campus and authored a 52 page findings and remediation report, finishing up at 3AM and then returning to the CPTC competition venue to deliver their recommendations by 8AM Sunday.

Demonstrating moxie and professionalism under fire, the team consisting of Paul Crews, Albert Liang, Kate Stowell, Travis Lanham, Wilson Nguyen, Colleen Dai, and coach Alex Keller have qualified for the CPTC Nationals November 3-5 in Rochester, NY.

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The Applied Cyber team would like to thank the Stanford Cyber Initiative ( and Stanford School of Engineering ( for their generous support!