UNT to Host the 2007 SW Regional Collegiate Cyber Defense Contest

Thursday, February 1, 2007

The University of North Texas will host the 3rd Southwest Regional Collegiate Cyber Defense Contest on March 23-25, 2007. In this contest, student teams will be given pre-configured, running systems, networked into the contest infrastructure. These systems supply a set of services to the network, and the goals for each team are to:

  • Complete various business/technical tasks ("injects") which are given to the teams during the contest.
  • Keep the services running and available.
  • Keep attackers out-a "red team" of attackers will be trying to cause trouble throughout the contest.

Points are awarded or deducted for each of the goals, and the winner is the team that has the most points at the end of the 3-day contest. The winner of this regional contest will receive an invitation to compete in the national contest to be held April 13-15, 2007 in San Antonio, TX