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Cyber Competition Team at Tulane SoPA

SoPA Cyber Competition TeamThe Tulane SoPA Cyber Competition Team consists of both graduate and undergraduate students who are interested in competing in local, national and international cyber challenges.

Students volunteer for the team and are then authorized (based on grades, experience and interest) to take a Cybersecurity course elective that hones Cyber skills and creates esprit de corps, while counting towards their program degree requirements. Students who perform well in this course  are then accepted onto the Cyber Competition Team, given the team shirt, and volunteer their time to practicing and competing.


The Cyber Competition Team is guided by Prof. Martin Heyder

Martin has 10 years of experience working in the information technology field. He holds a Bachelor of Science and a Master's of IT Management, both from Tulane University. He currently works for the data and software company Lucid, LLC of New Orleans. Prior to this he worked for five years at the Tulane National Primate Research Center designing and implementing IT strategies.


Top Benefits to Students

  • Network and create relationships with like-minded students
  • Learn new skills, and hone existing skills in a course designed to for this, and apply the course to your Program requirements
  • Use your knowledge and creativity to represent Tulane University SoPA Info Tech Department
  • Receive mentoring by Prof Heyder, an industry cybersecurity expert
  • Build your resume and portfolio while enjoying Team activities