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Northern Kentucky University Wins 2014 Midwest Regional CCDC!p
Northern Kentucky University won the 2014 Midwest Regional CCDC as the wildcard team in a field of 10 teams. The event brought together winners from each of the nine Midwest states in a two day intensive contest. Student participants agreed that the 2014 Midwest Regional CCDC was considerably more difficult with fierce Red Team activity, over that of last year. Second place went to Southeast Missouri State University, while third place was Baldwin Wallace University of Ohio. Fourth place and honorable mention goes to Southern Illinois University for their outstanding performance in completing injects.

Northern Kentucky University Named Wildcard
Ten teams will compete in the 2014 Midwest Regional CCDC March 28-29 at Moraine Valley Community College, attended by the first place team from each of the nine Midwest States plus a wildcard team. The Midwest State CCDC directors met to select a wildcard team from among the pool of 2nd place finishers in 2014 Midwest State Qualification CCDC. The goal was to select the best qualified team relative to first place winners. Overall scores as well as the breakdown by services and inject task assessments were considered. Their choice of Northern Kentucky University was unanimous, with an overall score of more than 99% of first place winner University of Louisville. Honorable mention goes to Ferris State University, Alexandria Technical and Community College, and DePaul University, which were in the running for the wildcard slot.

Baker College of Jackson Wins 2014 Michigan State Qualifier
Baker College of Jackson took first place in the 2014 Michigan State CCDC held over the first weekend in March. This was the largest of the Midwest State CCDC Qualifiers with nine teams. Second place was Ferris State University, while third place went to Davenport University.

Milwaukee School of Engineering Wins 2014 Wisconsin CCDC
On Saturday 2/22/14, seven teams, two from Missouri and five from Wisconsin, convened to compete in a CCDC qualifier. Milwaukee School of Engineering took first place from Wisconsin and was the overall winner of the event. MSOE took second place in the 2013 Wisconsin CCDC, and was very close behind the first place winner allowing them to compete in the 2013 Midwest Regional CCDC as a wildcard team. They went on to take second place at the 2013 Midwest Regional CCDC.

Southeast Missouri State University Wins 2014 Missouri State CCDC
On Saturday 2/22/14, seven teams, two from Missouri and five from Wisconsin, convened to compete in a CCDC qualifier. Southeast Missouri State University took first place from Missouri, and second place overall behind first place winner Milwaukee School of Engineering.

Lake Superior College Wins 2014 Minnesota CCDC
On Saturday 2/22/14, seven Minnesota teams, including two state universities and five 2-year colleges, convened to compete in the state CCDC. Lake Superior College took the top honors, followed by Alexandria Technical & Community College, and Minnesota State Community & Technical College – Detroit Lakes. The event took place in Minneapolis and Alexandria concurrently. For details visit Minnesota CCDC.

Southern Illinois University Wins 2014 Illinois CCDC
On Saturday, February 15, teams competed in two concurrent Midwest State CCDC qualifiers. Seven teams from Illinois competed where Southern Illinois University took an early lead, maintaining it to win the event. DePaul University, a frequent winner of the Illinois State CCDC, was at one point in fourth place, but made a strong showing rising to second place, but Southern Illinois emerged as the clear winner.

North Iowa Area Community College Wins 2014 Iowa CCDC
In another February 15 section, eight teams from Iowa, Kentucky, and Ohio competed together. This is the first year Iowa is represented, won by North Iowa Area Community College who performed admirably for a first year team.

University of Louisville Wins 2014 Kentucky CCDC
It was neck and neck between rivals University of Louisville & Northern Kentucky University in one of the closest matchups in recent years. University of Louisville took the edge with Northern Kentucky nipping at their heels. Last year it was Northern Kentucky who took the state, going on the take third place at the 2013 Midwest Regional.

Baldwin Wallace Wins 2014 Ohio CCDC
In Ohio, Baldwin Wallace University commanded the field, winning their state by a large margin. Baldwin Wallace has dominated the CCDC in Ohio for the past several years.

Rose-Hulman Wins 2014 Indiana State CCDC
On Saturday, February 8, teams from Indiana competed in the first statewide Midwest CCDC qualifier. Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology was the clear winner of the event, allowing them the opportunity to compete in the Midwest Regional CCDC March28-29, 2014 at Moraine Valley Community College. Rose-Hulman reprises their success from last year where they not only won the 2013 Indiana CCDC qualifier, but went on to win the 2013 Midwest Regional CCDC as well. This qualified them to compete in the 2013 National CCDC where they placed third. The Rose-Hulman team will surely be a strong contender at the 2014 Midwest Regional this spring.

Read more about the Midwest CCDC 2014

Two-year and four-year colleges and universities are putting together their top tech-savvy students to form teams to compete. These teams will build and defend their mock production business infrastructure from professional “hackers” who are given the challenge to take each team’s production systems offline and breach their security.   While the teams work hard to fend off “hackers,” the competition judging staff will deploy network enhancement and upgrade challenges to teams, judging team’s performance, scoring and supporting the overall event.

Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Missouri and Wisconsin are buzzing with MWCCDC excitement as applications are rolling in.  These competitions are experiences your students can build from in their career development.  No previous competition experience is needed. 

   

There are many ways to get involved or support the CCDC efforts in your state or regionally.  All Contacts that support the CCDC  welcome your communication and input to the process.  They will also do their best to answer any questions you may have.  To learn more about the Midwest CCDC or to become a sponsor, contact Dr. David Durkee, Director of Competition Operations at ddurkee14@oh.rr.com or (440) 488-0331.  For CSSIA or Virtualization Laboratory related questions contact Erich Spengler at spengler@morainevalley.edu at (708) 974-5725.  A full list of contacts is located here.


Teams Prepare for the 2014 Midwest CCDC - Registration Open!

The fall is the time when students in cyber security programs prepare for the 2014 Midwest CCDC season.  Many engage in student clubs to help form teams and hone their skills in anticipation of the Midwest CCDC qualification.  The number of Midwest teams competing in the CCDC has continued to grow since its inception in 2006, with over forty teams competing last spring.  Both industry and academia recognize the value of the CCDC in preparing students for the workplace.  One faculty advisor exclaimed, "The CCDC gives students five years of experience in eight hours."

Teams can register here for the 2014 Midwest CCDC.


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The CSSIA Virtualization Data Center (CVDC) powers the State and Regional CCDC Competition Stadiums and various learning laboratories. This state of the art environment uses the latest technologies. Here is the research and development rack that prototypes the competition environment.