Cybersecurity Center of the Americas

Professional cybersecurity training for organizations and individuals

Miami Dade College provides students many ways to get involved in cybersecurity. See how you can take part in exciting opportunities to expand your professional network, get hands-on cybersecurity training, and advance your career with professional development opportunities.

MDC Cybersecurity Clubs

The MDC Cybersecurity Clubs provide students a way to get more engaged with the cybersecurity field. The clubs meet regularly to host events with industry professionals and share cybersecurity projects and news. The clubs also support members enhancing their cybersecurity career with technical interview practice, resume review, and more.

Miami Dade College’s cybersecurity student clubs compete and train in capture-the-flag events, with the best performers earning a spot on the MDC Cybersecurity Student Team to represent the college in regional and national competitions, and at national cybersecurity events, such as Def Con and the Women in Cybersecurity Conference. Learn to defend and expose cybersecurity risks by training in cybersecurity capture-the-flags.

These are MDC Cybersecurity Clubs:


Cybersecurity Competitions

The MDC Cybersecurity Student Team regularly competes in cybersecurity contestssuch as The National Cyber League where they compete against teams from across the country. Below are some the recent competition results.

The National Cyber League logo

Spring 2021

Team game statistics out of 922 teams:

  • Top 2% place overall

Placed in the top positions for:

  • Password Cracking: Top 1%
  • Network traffic analysis: Top 2%
  • Enumeration and Exploitation: Top 3%
  • Log analysis: Top 3%
  • Forensics: Top 4%
  • Scanning: Top 4%
  • Web Application Exploitation: Top 5%

Fall 2020

Team game statistics out of 957 teams:

  • Top 6% place overall

Placed in the top 100 for: 

  • Scanning: Top 4%
  • Open Source Intelligence: Top 5%
  • Log analysis: Top 4%
  • Network traffic analysis: Top 5%
  • Web application exploitation: Top 9%

Meet the Cybersecurity Student Team

Students from all campuses comprise the MDC Cybersecurity Student team. Meet the current team and learn how you can join to engage in competitions.

Jawary Prieto

Jawary Prieto
Team Leader
Cryptography, Password Cracking and Web Exploitation

Aimee Reyes

Aimee Reyes
Team Leader
Forensics, Network Traffic Analysis and Cryptography

Adriano Martinez

Adriano Martinez
Team Member
Web Exploitation, Network Traffic Analysis and Scanning & Reconnaissance

Douglas Garcia

Douglas Garcia
Team Member
Open Source Intelligence and Web Application Exploitation

Elias Marcet

Elias Marcet
Team Member
Cryptography, Web Exploitation and Password Cracking

ievgeniia ieromenko

Ievgeniia Ieromenko
Team Member
Log Analysis, Cryptography and Open Source Intelligence

Francisco Espinoza

Francisco Espinoza
Team Member
Network Traffic Analysis and Log Analysis

Mauricio Martinez

Mauricio Martinez
Team Member
Cryptography and Enumeration & Exploitation


Do you want to join the team?

Students interested in joining the competitive cybersecurity team should join the Wolfson Cyber Security club and attend meetings for details on joining. All meetings are virtual. The team recruits new members twice a year, at the beginning of the fall and spring semesters.

The team application process has several phases: 

  • Application
  • Interview by team leaders
  • Training
  • Selection based on individual game metrics and availability