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 KSU Center for Information Security Education for further information. (Ph: 470-578-3568 or infosec [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.
Vendors wishing to supply hardware, software or services should contact Dr. Whitman 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.
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 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
Platinum - $10,000
Platinum sponsors receive notice in all event signage, publications, notices, presentations and team registration materials. Platinum sponsors will have separate event signage prominently displayed throughout the event. In addition, Platinum sponsors may have the reception event to be dedicated to their organization, with appropriate signage and recognition OR may have dedicated event gifts* (T-Shirts, notepads) etc. including their corporate information to be provided to event participants, depending on availability. Platinum members may also include materials in team packets.
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 notice in all event signage, publications, notices, presentations and team registration materials. In addition, Gold sponsors may may have dedicated event meals, 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 notice in all event signage, publications, notices and presentations and team registration materials. In addition, Silver sponsors may include materials in the team packets.
Silver sponsors may have up to 2 representatives at the event reception to interact with participants.
Bronze - $1,000
Bronze sponsors receive notice in all event signage, publications, notices and presentations and team registration materials.
Bronze sponsors may request copies of team resumes after the event, however, they do not participate in on-site recruiting activities.
Sponsor - $250Event sponsors receive a link on the event website, and mention in the event opening and closing presentation.
Contact Dr. Whitman for details and payment options
*Sufficient advanced notice required for all imprinted items
Special thanks to the National CCDC and the University of Texas, San Antonio's Center for Infrastructure Assurance and Security for their endorsement and support for this competition.