CCDC Competition

What is CCDC?

CCDC competitions ask student teams to assume administrative and protective duties for an existing “commercial” network – typically a small company with 50+ users, 7 to 10 servers, and common Internet services such as a web server, a mail server, and an e-commerce site. Each team begins the competition with an identical set of hardware and software for their fictitious business and teams are scored 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. Throughout the competition an automated scoring engine is used to verify the functionality and availability of each team’s services on a periodic basis while traffic generators continuously feed simulated user traffic into the competition network. A volunteer red team provides the “external threat” that all Internet-based services face and allows the teams to match their defensive skills against live opponents.

Competition Dates:

  • Training 1: 9/14/2019
  • Training 2: Canceled
  • Invitational 1: 10/26/2019
  • Invitational 2: 11/23/2019
  • Invitational 3: 12/14/2019
  • Primary Qualifier Date: 1/25/2020 through 1/26/2020
  • Secondary (Backup) Qualifier Date: 2/1/2020 through 2/2/2020
  • Date for Regional: March 20-21 @ Coastline College

Are there Prizes?

$10,000 and Internships Opportunists.

Can I join the team?

Our team is set in stone for this semester. You can still train and learn blue team tactics with the team after the Red-Team portion of Devilsec.

Current Team Members:

  • Allen
  • Austin
  • Gabe
  • Hakim
  • Matt
  • Nathan
  • Robert
  • Sarah