Volunteer Information

The Center for Infrastructure Assurance and Security (CIAS) at The University of Texas at San Antonio is hosting the National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition April 13-15, 2017 at the Henry B Gonzales Convention Center in San Antonio Texas. The winning teams from the 2017 Collegiate Cyber Defense Regional Competitions will converge in San Antonio to test their security skills against a host of adversaries ranging from troublesome employees, unreasonable management, and a professional Red Team in the annual National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition.

Unlike traditional "hack and defend" or "capture the flag" contests, this competition tests each team's ability to operate, secure, manage, and maintain a corporate network. This competition is the first to create, as closely as possible, a realistic corporate administration and security experience - giving the competitors a chance to compare their education and training against their peers and the real world challenges that await them.

The competition begins on a Friday and runs through the weekend ending with an award ceremony on Sunday afternoon. The CIAS is in need of volunteers to act as "White Team" judges for this event. White Team judges observe the competition, ensure team compliance with the rules, and handle simple tasks such as scoring scripted business events during the competition. This is an excellent opportunity to meet and help train our next generation of cyber defenders. Volunteers can serve for a single day, multiple days, or for the entire competition. To ease scheduling and the familiarization process we ask volunteers to cover a 3 hour block of time when possible.

If you would like to become a sponsor, volunteer, or if you would like more information, please contact Jessica Archer via e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

2017 Season Schedule

National Championship - San Antonio, TX
April 13-15, 2017
Director: Dwayne Williams

At Large Regional: ALCCDC
Regional: March 24-26, 2017
Director: Brian Hay
Email: bhay.ak@gmail.com

Mid-Atlantic Regional: MACCDC
Qualifiers: February 23 – March 1, 2017
Regional: March 30 – April 1, 2017
Director: Lewis Lightner
Phone: (424) 646-3294
Email:  lewis.lightner@gmail.com

Mid-West Regional: MWCCDC
Indiana Qualifier: TBA
OH, MO, IN, WI, KY Qualifier: TBA
Illinois, Minnesota Qualifier: TBA
Michigan Qualifier: TBA
Regional: March 17-18, 2017
Director: David Durkee
Phone: (440) 525-7464
Email: ddurkee14@oh.rr.com


North Central Regional: NCCCDC
Regional: March 31 – April 1, 2017
Director: Kyle Cronin
Phone: (605) 256-5849
Email: kyle.cronin@dsu.edu


Northeast Regional: NECCDC
Qualifier: TBA
Regional: March 17-19, 2017
Director: Bo Yuan
Phone: (585) 475-4468
Email: Bo.Yuan@rit.edu


Pacific Rim Regional: PRCCDC
Regional: March 24-26, 2017
Director: Amelia Phillips
Phone: (206) 592-3497
Email:  aphillips@highline.edu


Rocky Mountain Regional: RMCCDC
Regional: March 10 -11, 2017
Director: Dan Likarish
Phone: (303) 964-3680
Email: rmccdc@regis.edu


Southeast Regional: SECCDC
Qualifiers: February 18 and February 25, 2017
Regional: April 5-6, 2017
Director: Mike Whitman
Phone: (470) 578-3568
Email: mwhitman@kennesaw.edu

Southwest Regional: SWCCDC
Qualifiers: TBA
Regional: March 17-19, 2017
Director: Andrew Kongs
Email: ccdc@utulsa.edu


Western Regional: WCCDC
Qualifier: January 28, 2017
Regional: March 24-26, 2017
Director: Dan Manson
Phone: (909) 869-3244
Email: dmanson@cpp.edu