2009 National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition Champion Crowned
Top three finalists Baker College, Northeastern University, and
The competition, hosted by The
The CCDC program has grown from five participating schools in 2005 to 65 schools in 2009 with eight regional competitions taking place nationwide. The 2009 national competition featured
The CCDC program is the first cyber defense competition allowing teams of full-time collegiate students from across the country to apply their information assurance and technology education in a competitive environment. While similar to other cyber defense competitions, CCDC competitions are unique because they focus on business operations and incorporate the operational aspect of managing and protecting an existing network infrastructure. The teams inherited an “operational” network from a fictional business complete with e-mail, Web sites, data files, and users.
Each team was required to correct problems on their network, perform typical business tasks, and defend their networks from a red team that generated live, hostile activity throughout the competition. The teams were scored on their performance in those three areas and the team with the highest score at the end of the competition was crowned the National Collegiate Cyber Defense Champion.
CCDC is sponsored in part through donations from leading businesses in the communications and information technology industries. Donated hardware and software from leaders in the IT industry was used during the competition to provide students with the opportunity to work with technologies they would never see in a typical classroom environment.
The National CCDC is being sponsored in part through donations and volunteer support from Cisco Systems (www.cisco.com), Core Security (www.coresecurity.com), G-C Partners (www.g-cpartners.com), Microsoft (www.microsoft.com), Northrop Grumman (www.northgrum.com), and the Information Systems Security Association (http://alamo.issa.org).
For more information please visit http://www.nationalccdc.org or contact the CIAS at 210-458-2119.