A Cyber Defense Competition (CDC) is a competition that focuses on the defensive/hardening nature of cyber security. A typical CDC has a Blue Team (defenders) that protects a network infrastructure from the Red Team (attackers). A blue team consists of college students who secure and harden their competition system. A red team consists of students or industry professionals that work to cause cyber destruction to the blue teams’ network infrastructures. The competition is scored utilizing a point system. Points can be both given and taken away depending on the actions or lack of action from both blue and red teams. The blue team with the most points at the end of the competition is declared the winner of the event.
Teams will be reviewed on the completeness of their application, diversity of knowledge, skills, perspectives, and innovative defense strategy. The competition is free. Teams need to make a best effort in obtaining travel funding. Limited funds are available for partial travel support. Read More
1st Place- University of Illinois Chicago
2nd Place (tied)- Kansas State University
2nd Place (tied)- Dakota State University
Institutions interested in partnering please contact CDCSponsorship@anl.gov for more information.