St. Cloud State University wins the 2018 Minnesota Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition

St. Cloud State University wins the 2018 Minnesota Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition

Congratulations to all Minnesota State teams that participated in the 2018 Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (CCDC).

And the winners are…

On February 10, 2018 over 140 students, faculty and staff joined together at Hennepin Technical College’s Eden Prairie Campus to participate in the 2018 Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition. Nine teams from Anoka Ramsey Community College, Century College, Lake Superior College, Pine Technical College, Metropolitan State University, Minneapolis Community and Technical College Minnesota State Community and Technical College, Minnesota State University, Mankato, and St. Cloud State University in this year’s competition.
This year’s winners are:
1st Place – St. Cloud State University

2nd Place – Lake Superior College

3rd Place – Metropolitan State University

Congratulations to all the teams and good luck to St. Cloud State as they move on to the Regional Competition on March 23-25 in Chicago, IL. We also want to say GOOD LUCK to Lake Superior College as they prepare for the Wildcard Competition on March 10th! The winner of the Wildcard Competition will also advance to the Regional Competition!
Along with the top three winning teams, this year’s event also brought together students from all over the world for a common purpose – understanding and experiencing hands-on cyber security practices. Students from Egypt, Brazil, Iran, Pakistan, South Africa, Nairobi, and others all participated as part of the student teams!

In addition to the formal competition, we were also able to provide additional learning in the form of Keynote Speaker, Christofer Sears from ISSA as well as a day long “Capture the Flag” learning lab. Each of these additions allowed students to hear more about the current cybersecurity industry while participating in a friendly learning experience aimed at improving their cyber security understanding.

Get Ready for 2019!

We have already begun to plan for the 2019 Minnesota State Collegiate Cyber Defense Challenge, so get your teams together and stay connected.
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Anoka Ramsey Community College

Century College

Lake Superior College

Pine Technical College

Metropolitan State University

Minneapolis Community and Technical College

Minnesota State Community and Technical College

St. Cloud State University

Minnesota State University – Mankato