Team Information

"You have just been hired as the network and security administrators at a small company and will be taking administrative control of all information systems. You know very little about the network, what security level has been maintained, or what software has been installed. You have little time to familiarize yourself with the network and systems and to begin the security updates and patches before 'hackers' starts actively attacking your company. In the midst of all the commotion, you have to keep up with the needs of the business and user demands while maintaining service level agreements for all critical Internet services. Welcome to the Southeast Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (SECCDC)."

SECCDC, as part of the CCDC, is a three day event and one of the first competitions that specifically focuses on the operational aspect of managing and protecting an existing “commercial” network infrastructure. SECCDC provides a unique opportunity for students and industry professionals to interact and discuss many of the security and operational challenges the students will soon face as they enter the job market. {Adapted From National CCDC}

Call for Teams

Student teams should familiarize themselves with the competition rules (See Rules Page) in order to compete successfully.

Team Rules

  • Each team will consist of up to eight (8) members. Each team member must be a full-time student of the institution the team is representing. Team members must qualify as full-time students as defined by the institution they are attending - typically this means the team member must be enrolled in 12 or more semester credit hours for undergraduates and 9 or more semester credit hours for graduate students during the semester the competition is held.
  • Each team may have no more than two (2) graduate students as team members.
  • Each team must have one institutional representative present at the competition – this must be a faculty/staff employee of the institution.
  • The representative may not assist or advise the team during the competition. Only the representative may communicate with competition staff prior to the start ofthe competition.
  • All team members will wear badges identifying team affiliation at all times during competition hours.
  • Each team will designate a Team Captain for the duration of the competition to act as the team liaison between the competition staff and the teams during the competition.

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