Cyber Defense Competition 2017


Congratulations to the following schools that placed in our 2017 Competition:

1st Place: University of Illinois Chicago
2nd Place (tied): Kansas State University
2nd Place (tied): Dakota State University

Thank you to the following schools that participated in Argonne National Laboratory’s Second Annual Cyber Defense Competition:

  • Dakota State University
  • Governors State University
  • Indiana Tech
  • Indiana University
  • Iowa State University
  • John A. Logan College
  • Kansas State University
  • Lewis University
  • Southern Methodist University
  • St. John’s University
  • University of Central Florida
  • University of Illinois Chicago
  • University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  • University of Northern Iowa
  • Wright State University

April 2016 Competition Photos

Cyber Defense Competition

Learn about Argonne's Cyber Defense Competition

Save the Date!
March 31, 2017 - Setup
April 1, 2017 - Competition


  • Puzzle 1 - Genesis

    Use your hacking skills to solve puzzle 1 – Genesis. Puzzle Hint: What you seek, that you must find, can only be deduced, using steghide. Puzzle Answer: Click here: Decrypting-Genesis to see the technical documentation on how to solve Puzzle 1 … Read More

  • Puzzle 2 - Patronizare

    Puzzle 2 Answer: Click here: Decrypting Patronizare to view the documentation on how to solve Puzzle 2 – Patronizare. Puzzle 2 Winners: Congratulations to the following participants who successfully solved Puzzle 2 – Patronizare: … Read More

2016 Competition Winners

1st Place- Iowa State University

2nd Place- University of Northern Iowa

3rd Place- University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign




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