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Mid-Atlantic CCDC 2009

Mid-Atlantic CCDC 2009

The CCDC is a national competition for college students designed to promote learning about cyber defense. The Mid-Atlantic CCDC is a regional semi-final event that feeds into the national competition later in the year.

National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition

Competition Overview

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 one hour to familiarize yourself with the network and systems and to begin the security updates and patches before the red team 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 first day of the National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (CCDC).

4th Mid-Atlantic Regional CCDC (2009)

Background
While similar to other cyber defense competitions in many aspects, the Mid-Atlantic Regional CCDC, as part of the National CCDC, is unique in that it focuses on the operational aspect of managing and protecting an existing network infrastructure. While other exercises examine the abilities of a group of students to design, configure, and protect a network over the course of an entire semester, this competition is focused on the more operational task of assuming administrative and protective duties for an existing “commercial” network. Teams will be scored based on their ability to detect and respond to outside threats, maintain availability of existing services such as mail servers and web servers, respond to business requests such as the addition or removal of additional services, and balance security needs against business needs.

The teams are physically co-located in the same building. Each team is given physically identical computer configurations at the start of the competition. Throughout the competition, the teams have to ensure the systems supply the specified services while under attack from a volunteer Red Team. In addition, the teams have to satisfy periodic “injects” that simulate business activities IT staff must deal with in the real world.

White Wolf Security provides the network infrastructure for the Mid-Atlantic CCDC and will be hosting the preliminary rounds in January.

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