Cyber Defense Competitions

ISU runs 5 Cyber Defense Competitions each year.  (link to the CDC web page)
The CDC’s are held on a Friday and Saturday. Friday is for final setup and the actual competition starts at 8 AM on Saturday.  We release the scenario about 4 weeks prior to the CDC so team can start to build their blue team network.

2018-19 CDCs:

DateBlue TeamScenario
Oct 6, 7 2017ISU StudentsTBD
Nov 3, 4 2017Community CollegesTBD
Feb 2, 3 2018 (tentative)NationalTBD
March 23, 24 2018 (tentative)ISU StudentsTBD
April 20, 21 2018High schoolTBD



How to get involved:

  • Sponsorship:  Companies and organizations can sponsor one or more CDCs. This flyer 2017 2018 CDC Dates & Sponsorship Letter describes the sponsorship opportunities for 2018/19.
  • Blue Team: Three of the CDCs are open to certain groups outside of ISU.
    • The community college CDC is open any Community College in the region
    • The National CDC is open to any school in the region
    • The High School CDC is open to any Iowa high school through the Hyperstream Program
  • Red Team:  We welcome anyone interested in being part of red team to contact us (ude.e1547662859tatsa1547662859i@tro1547662859ppus_1547662859cdc1547662859).  Red team members spend from 8 to 4 on Saturday attacking the blue team.
  • Green Team: The green team members are users and will spend Saturday testing the usability of the blue team systems.
  • Visitors:  Anyone is welcome to stop by and visit the CDC on Friday afternoon during setup or on Saturday during the competition.