Department of Energy
Cyber Defense Competition
April 6-7, 2018

Registration will open Monday, January 15, 2018.


What is a Cyber Defense Competition?

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.

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Department of Energy Cyber Defense Competition News

The Department of Energy’s Cyber Defense Competition Committee is excited to announce that beginning in 2018, the competition will be hosted at three national laboratories. The added national laboratories allow for the competition to double in size and have more competition from all over the United States!

Argonne National Laboratory (Illinois), Oak Ridge National Laboratory (Tennessee), and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (Washington) will each host teams at their laboratories that will compete against all the other teams.

 

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  • Big Cyber Defense Competition News

    The Argonne National Laboratory Cyber Defense Competition Committee is excited to announce that beginning in 2018, the competition will be hosted at three national laboratories. The added national laboratories allow for the competition to double in size and have more competition from all over the United States! … Read More

2017 Competition Winners

1st Place- University of Illinois Chicago

2nd Place (tied)- Kansas State University

2nd Place (tied)- Dakota State University

Interested in Sponsoring?

Institutions interested in partnering please contact CDCSponsorship@anl.gov for more information.