MN State Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition – CCDC

MN State Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition – CCDC

I.T. Students take part in a competition showcasing their understanding and operational competency to manage challenges and protect real world business I.T. networks!

CCDC student teams compete against a “Red Team” of professionals who try to hack and infiltrate the student networks. Red Team pros interact with the collegiate teams, often inviting students to visit their sites for behind-the-scenes looks at real world security.

Students who compete in the Minnesota CCDC are invited to attend the annual Summer Cybersecurity Skills Innovation (CSi) boot camp.

The CCDC and CSi experiences highlight student talent and often lead to job offers to student team members from participating employer sponsors.

To learn more, email Janice Aanenson, Director of Academic Initiatives, Minnesota State IT Center of Excellence.