On February 13th, the winners of the Fall CDC and the Community College CDC as well as teams from universities all over the country will be participating in the 2016 National Cyber Defense Competition. As always teams will face the ultimate test of their cyber security skills as the red team attempts to bring down their defenses and steal their flags.
However, this year there’s an added twist. For the first time the National CDC will be a cyber-physical competition. This means the systems that the teams are securing will also control a power station and water distribution plant simulated with hardware. The work the teams put in will make the difference between darkness and light for the population of this simulated town.
The 2016 National CDC is sure to be a unique and challenging experience for everyone involved.