Sponsors

We need your help to make the SECCDC a success!!

Organizations interested in sponsoring in this competition should contact Dr. Mike Whitman, Director of the SECCDC for further information.  (cybersec [at] kennesaw [dot] edu).

How can you sponsor? Several ways:

Direct financial contribution: 
All donations to the SECCDC are tax deductible, and a receipt will be provided on request. Financial contributions can be made on our KSU Mall site HERE.

In-kind donations: 
Vendors wishing to supply hardware, software or services should contact Dr. Mattord at the email above. Please note, we only accept hardware, software or services that directly contribute to the conduct of the competition. We humbly request that if licensed products are provided, that sufficient time is provided to install, test, and configure the products to support the competition. All in-kind donations must be received by January 31 for the competition cycle to be of any value to the competition.

Please note that in-kind donations can only be awarded Silver-level sponsorship.  Additional cash donations would be required to reach Gold or above levels.

Volunteers: 
The competition coordinators are always looking for personnel to assist as team judges and red team pen testers. However, we do not typically count employee time as an in-kind donation for purposes of event sponsorship. We welcome those who donate their time or the time of their employees. However, except in very rare circumstances, we cannot provide the benefits and recognition to individuals or organizations who volunteer employee time, as we do for other donation categories.

For those providing direct or in-kind sponsorships, subject to the aforementioned restrictions, that meet the following thresholds, we provide the corresponding recognition and benefits.

National Multi-Regional Sponsorships

For those organizations or individuals interested in sponsoring multiple regional CCDC events (4 or more), please contact the national CCDC coordinators HERE.

If your organization includes the SECCDC as part of its sponsorship package, we will provide a 15% discount on the sponsorship costs associated with the following levels. In addition, National Multi-Regional Sponsors receive special recognition and thanks in all signage, publications, presentations and documentation.

Regional Sponsorship Levels

  • Sponsorship Level
    Description
  • Diamond - $20,000
    (Named Competition Sponsor)

    Note: there will be only one Diamond Sponsor per event.

    Diamond sponsors receive all lower level benefits plus:

    Named as the competition sponsor.

    The recruiting reception dedicated to their organization, with appropriate signage and recognition.

    A representative may assist in awarding trophies to winning teams.

    A representative on the SECCDC management team.

    Diamond sponsors may have an unlimited number of representatives at the event reception to interact with participants, and a reserved recruitment table at the reception and in the building atrium during the competition.

  • Platinum - $10,000

    Platinum sponsors receive all lower level benefits plus:

    Separate event signage prominently displayed throughout the event.

    Organizational information provided to event participants, depending on availability, including materials in team packets.

    A representative may meet with the team during the event as part of a tasking.

    A short (2-3 min) welcome at the opening ceremonies of the on-site regional.

    Platinum sponsors may have up to 6 representatives at the event reception to interact with participants, and a reserved recruitment table at the reception and in the building atrium during the competition.

  • Gold - $5,000

    Gold sponsors receive all lower level benefits plus:

    A dedicated event meal - subject to availability, with appropriate signage and recognition, and may include materials in team packets.

    Gold sponsors may have up to 4 representatives at the event reception to interact with participants, and a reserved recruitment table at the reception.

  • Silver - $2,500

    Silver sponsors receive all lower level benefits plus:

    In addition, Silver sponsors may include materials in the team packets.

    Silver sponsors receive all lower level benefits plus:

    Silver sponsors may have up to 2 representatives and a dedicated table at the recruiting reception to interact with participants.

  • Bronze - $1,000

    Bronze sponsors receive all lower level benefits plus:

    Company logo on the event web site

    Notice in all event signage, publications, notices and presentations and team materials.

    Bronze sponsors may request copies of team resumes after the event, however, they do not participate in on-site recruiting activities.

  • Supporter - $250
    Supporter sponsors receive mention in the event opening and closing presentation.

Contact Dr. Whitman for details and payment options

*Sufficient advanced notice required for all imprinted items

 


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