The National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition

The National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition, presented by Raytheon, an RTX Business, is the nation's largest premiere competition of its kind. The event gives collegiate cybersecurity students from across the country a chance to test their skills.

The competition stages a simulated cyberattack against a fictional business network. Teams must keep the day-to-day operations of the organization going, performing everyday tasks, while fending off constant attacks. Qualifying and state rounds lead to 10 regional competitions across the nation. The regional winners advance to the national championship event.

The tournament brings together grads and undergrads from more than 1,500 competitors from over 170 colleges and universities annually to compete for the Alamo Cup. Registration is now open to compete in the 2024 CCDC season.

Developing tomorrow’s cyber defenders 

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