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The CIAS is a pioneer and global leader in cybersecurity competitions.

National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition

SInce 2005, the CIAS has been proud to present the Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition system (CCDC), which was the first cybersecurity competition to focus on the operational aspect of managing and protecting an existing "commercial" network infrastructure.

Congratulations to the University of Central Florida for winning first place at the 17th Annual NCCDC!

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CyberPatriot

The CyberPatriot National Youth Cyber Defense Competition, co-founded by the CIAS with the Air Force Association, is the world’s largest cyber defense competition. The purpose and design is to inspire students toward careers in cybersecurity or other STEM disciplines critical to our nation's future.

Registration for CyberPatriot XV is open until October 5, 2022.

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Registration is now closed for 2022.

Panoply

Panoply, a network security competition, is a network assessment and network defense competition combined into a single event. Panoply events may be played as individual or team competitions. During Panoply, competitors vie for control of common resources and the critical services on those resources.

There are no Panoply events scheduled at this time.

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Hivestorm

The CIAS launched Hivestorm in 2019 as a collegiate-focused cyber defense competition, and grew 20% in 2020. Teams compete by securing provided Windows and Linux based virtual machines – removing malware and other infections, correcting misconfigurations, mitigating vulnerabilities, disabling vulnerable services, and so on.

There are no Hivestorm events scheduled at this time.

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