At the Juncture of Research and Learning

BYU CSRL Red Team students conducting a real penetration test for an external organization.

Hands-on activities such as those performed by the Red and Blue teams provide exposure to real-world cyber-security issues and help students develop key skills.

As well as performing these assessments both on, and off campus, CSRL researchers compete regionally and nationally in cyber-defense competitions and create their own semi-annual Capture The Flag (CTF) contest for their peers.

The CSRL is part of the Information Technology program.  This allows for the applied nature of IT to synergize with cutting-edge research to bring the latest and greatest ideas into the classroom at every opportunity.