Here you will find information related to the conduct of the Annual Southeast Regional Cyber Defense Competition, hosted and coordinated by the KSU Center for Information Security Education staff.
REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR THE 2014 SECCDC AND VIRTUAL PRELIM QUALIFICATION COMPETITIONS
On Saturday OR Sunday March 8/9, 2014 the Virtual Preliminary Qualification Competition will be held. Teams participate remotely in this event. The qualifying event is a scaled-down version of the SECCDC itself, with independent injections, event requirements and scoring. The top 8 teams will be invited to the on-site regional competition. Registration (and the registration fee) is required for the Virtual Preliminary, but also covers registration for the on-site. Institutional representatives must have identified a local IT professional (non-institutional employee) to serve as local White team/Room Judge.
On Monday, March 31 through Wednesday, April 2, 2014, Kennesaw State University will host the 2014 On-Site Regional Southeast Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition. The top 8 teams from the Virtual Prelim will be invited to attend. The winner of this competition will go to the National CCDC in San Antonio in April.
Team Registration information is collected through the following Qualtrics survey:
Registration forms are due NLT Jan 31, 2014.
The Registration Fee is $300/team, payable through the KSU Mall
(https://epay.kennesaw.edu/C20923_ustores/web/store_cat.jsp?STOREID=51&CATID=335) OR (http://tinyurl.com/SECCDC14-Fee). Registration fees are also due NLT Jan 31, 2014.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
In an effort to help facilitate the development of a regular, national level cyber security exercise, the Center for Infrastructure Assurance and Security at the University of Texas at San Antonio hosted the first Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (CCDC) for the Southwestern region in May 2005. In June 2005, members of the Kennesaw State University ’s Center for Information Security Education attended their presentation and recognized the value of the program. We immediately volunteered to create a similar event at KSU in 2006, to provide a regional competition to recognize the best team in the Southeast, and to work to sponsor that team to the National competition hosted by UTSA (see www.nationalccdc.org).
While similar to other cyber defense competitions in many aspects, the SECCDC, as part of the CCDC, is unique in that it focuses on the operational aspect of managing and protecting an existing network infrastructure. While other exercises examine the abilities of a group of students to design, configure, and protect a network over the course of an entire semester, this competition is focused on the more operational task of assuming administrative and protective duties for an existing “commercial” network. Teams will be scored based on their ability to detect and respond to outside threats, maintain availability of existing services such as mail servers and web servers, respond to business requests such as the addition or removal of additional services, and balance security needs against business needs.