Midwest CCDC Links

Midwest Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition

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@att.net or (440) 488-0331.  For CSSIA or Virtualization Laboratory related questions contact John Sands at sands@morainevalley.edu at (708) 974-5426.

CSSIA assists students in preparing for these events by offering access to a remotely accessible stadia, powered by NETLAB+ VE, to practice in a competitive environment. Applicants are also offered opportunity to access Security + labs specifically designed to train students in skills required to successfully compete in the CCDC. The labs may be procured at  www.cssia.org/cssia-resources.cfm

Just click on CompTIA Security+ Lab Set. A login is required which may be acquired at no cost.

See the Registration page for more information and how to register.

Midwest Teams Prepare for Qualifying State CCDC

For the 2020 competition season, a record number of Midwest teams are anticipated. Over forty teams are expected to engage in a qualifying state CCDC event. Registration is now open until January 17, 2020.

Register here

The schedule thus far for qualification State CCDC is as follows:

November 16, 2019 –  Invitational
November 23, 2019 – Invitational
January 25, 2020- RMCCDCQ
February 1, 2020 – Iowa, Ohio, Kentucky, Missouri, and Wisconsin
February 8, 2020 – Minnesota & Indiana
February 15, 2020 – Illinois
February 22, 2020 – Michigan / SECCDCQ
February 29, 2020 – Midwest Wildcard CCDC
March 13 – 14, 2020 – EJS Midwest Regional

Other dates will be posted as registrations are completed.

All second place teams in their respective state qualification CCDC will have opportunity to compete in the Wildcard CCDC. Top winners of each state CCDC and the Wildcard CCDC will be eligible to move on the the Erich J. Spenger Midwest Regional CCDC, March 13-14, 2020 at Moraine Valley Community College.