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Cyber Defense Competition

From 31 March to 1 April, members of the Big Sioux and Sioux Falls CyberPatriot teams competed with several Dakota State University students in the Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (CCDC) in Madison. CCDC is the college-level defensive security competition that CyberPatriot is based on.

The scenario they were given was that they were a country that had an election going on and the teams were tasked to secure their voting systems during the election. The teams worked to secure 20 Windows and Linux machines and defend them from live attacks over the course of the eight hour competition. The team placed third out of nine teams in the “services” category (i.e. keeping customer’s services operating as intended).