Last week the UAT CCDC team competed in the last invitational—or practice round—of the season for the Western Regional Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (WRCCDC). At WRCCDC colleges compete against each other in maintaining and securing servers. This experience was only our second invitational. (You can learn more about our first go around here.)
The Collegiate Cyber Defense class is a "Choose your own adventure" type of course. Instead of providing a predetermined set of lessons, the instructor encourages students to explore their own interests. The class also encompasses preparation for and participation in a Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (CCDC). We play capture the flag, give weekly presentations and mentor other students.