University at Buffalo Student Excellence in Cybersecurity (UBSEC)


The mission of UBSEC is to establish a platform for students to explore the field of cybersecurity, foster a community around technology and security, as well as equip students with the resources and networking opportunities to excel at the university and beyond.

The vision of the UBSEC club is to plan events that students from any level of technical knowledge can benefit from. Through guest lectures, workshops, networking events, and much more, members of the club will be able to gain insights into industry trends, career paths, as well as have practical experiences that can help differentiate them in the job market and secure their next big opportunity.

Values and Goals: 

  • Knowledge Expansion: Access resources, workshops, and expert-led presentations to stay ahead of the evolving technology landscape.
  • Skill Development: Gain practical experience through workshops and challenges.
  • Collaborative Learning: Engage in discussions, share valuable insights, and collaborate with fellow enthusiasts on cybersecurity initiatives.
  • Networking and Career Opportunities: Connect with industry professionals, guest speakers, and fellow enthusiasts to unlock internships and career pathways.
  • Events and Competitions: Showcase your talent in competitions, hackathons, and other hands-on experiences.


  • Ethical Hacking Workshops
  • Career Fairs and Recruiter Events
  • Resume and Interviewing Workshops
  • Interactive Games and Quizzes (Kahoot!)
  • Guest Speaker Sessions
  • Competition Participation (UBNetDef’s Lockdown, Capture The Flag, Hackathons)

Current E-board Positions:

  • President: Dikshit Khandelwal
  • Vice President: Austin Chen
  • Secretary: Jonathan Pestinger
  • Treasurer: Chih-Hsuan Yeh
  • Event Coordinator: Lauren Moore