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Gazette Premium Content UCCS, CTU take top honors at national security competition

By Debbie Kelley Published: May 5, 2013

Teams representing two local colleges took first and second place at the 2013 National Security Innovation Competition on April 26.

Colorado Technical University students Kelly Hughes and Scott Melton, with adviser Dr. Yanzhen Qu, took first place with their project 'A Novel Method to Detect the Zero-day Variant Malware and its Application on Mobile Devices. '

University of Colorado at Colorado Springs students Raoul Johnson, Claude Burns and Brian Heflin, with adviser Dr. Terrance Boult, took second place with their project 'Vaulted Voice Verification. '

The teams won $10,000 and $5,000 respectively.

Other schools represented included the U.S. Air Force Academy, the U.S. Military Academy, Virginia Tech and the University of Wyoming.

The competition, hosted by the National Homeland Defense Foundation, was the seventh annual.

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