About Us

At Layer Zero we have two main goals: provide knowledge in general cyber security and prepare members to compete in National Cyber League’s ‘Capture the Flag’.

National Cyber League (NCL) hosts Capture the Flag (CTF) twice a year, a competition where you must find a digital flag using your “hacker” skills. The competition tests your knowledge in several categories, such as cryptography, reverse engineering, web-vulnerabilities and network security. At Layer Zero, we train weekly in order to hone are skills and perform well in CTF.

We also provide resources to prepare members to take the Security+ examination, an entry level certification required by most employers in the Cyber Security Industry.

Officers

Michael Lazeroff
President

Angel Garcia
Vice President

Phillipe Austria
Graduate Advisor

Jhaell Jiménez
Treasurer/Secretary

Genaro Baez
Fundraising

Dillon Harder
Webmaster

Kristine Monsada
Marketing

Christian Rodriguez
Communications

Fabrizio Valdivia
Historian/Scribe

Samer Youssouf
Lab & System Administrator

Bryce Sowers
Public Relations

Arian Izadi
Software Engineer

Advisers

Yoohwan Kim, Ph.D.
CISSP, CISA, CEH, CPT
Associate Professor
Computer Science Department

Ju-Yeon Jo, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Computer Science Department