It is time once again for the Canadian Cyber Defence Challenge.
The CCDC is a one day, scenario-based event made up of a series of exercises that help participating individuals develop some of the key technology foundation skills such as networks, servers, and security along with the soft skills of customer service, professional ethics, and communications. - https://www.cyberdefencechallenge.ca/
This year, we have three teams of students who will be competing in the event. Our teams compete virtually from the Computer Networking lab (Rm 213) at Facey through a virtual private network and via a live stream. We are of course hoping to oust Burnaby South from their first place ranking of virtual teams, moving us up to the top 3 spots. The tradition of naming our teams to impress the judges has continued with student named teams of "is my monitor a boat anchor?"(National 6th place in CanHack2018, National 7th Place in CyberPatriot State), "imagine having a team name", and "The CTRL-ALT-DELETEs". "imagine having a team name" and "The CTRL-ALT-DELETEs" are mixed teams with national competitors from CanHack2018 and CyberPatriot, as well as, brand new members who are about to get their first taste of competition.
Teams are scored based on solving puzzles, securing systems, and a presentation of findings. The presentation is done with a panel of judges over webcam.
This year's event will occur on April 24th