19 March 2018

The Strauss Center is thrilled to congratulate The University of Texas at Austin students Nina Guidice (LBJ School), Richelle Ramey (LBJ School) y (School of Law), Nate Legum (School of Law), and Zuli Nigeer Yasen (Middle Eastern Studies) on winning the Most Engaged Award in this year's "Cyber 9/12 Student Challenge," organized by the Atlantic Council from March 15-18 in Washington D.C. The Strauss Center was proud to sponsor the team's participation in the sixth annual competition on cyber policy.


The UT team competed against groups from across the country to develop policy recommendations responding to a fictional cybersecurity breach. Teams were judged on the caliber of their decision-making process and understanding of the implications of their recommendations on relevant civilian, military, law enforcement, and private sector entities. The students received feedback from stellar professionals in the field of cyber security, from government administration staffers to high-ranking military personnel to private sector experts.

You can access additional photos of the Atlantic Council’s Cyber 9/12 Student Challenge here.