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The 2016 National Cyber Defense Competition is approaching!

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.

Connecting to the ISEAGE VPN

ISEAGE now supplies a VPN to connect your machine directly into the management range.  This will allow your machine to access everything on the competition range.

Viscosity is a fantastic VPN client for all platforms, however it is not free.  If you would like to use Viscosity, you can import this connection file. It should work out of the box with that connection file.

OpenVPN Connect is another decent VPN client.  Simply install the client, download this connection configuration file, and double click it to open it with the OpenVPN client.  You will also need the CA certificate file linked below. Extract it into the same directory as the configuration file.

If you don’t want to use either of those clients, you can use another openVPN client of your choice.  Here are the configuration options you will need:

CA certificate file: download here.

route-gateway dhcp
remote 1194 udp
ca iseage-ca.crt
redirect-gateway def1
dev tun
dhcp-option DNS

After configuring your client, connect to the VPN. It will prompt you for a username and password. Use the same credentials as you use to connect to IScorE/RDP/vCenter. Do not include the “ISEAGE\” part before your username.


Hello everyone!

After the NCDC this weekend, we decided it would be nice to have a place to congregate and have informal discussion about the event, and about future events.  We have started a channel on IRC at freenode.  Details below:

Channel:  #isucdc
Password: (currently no password)

Hop on and give your praises, express your concerns, and suggest improvements!

New Website!

After a CDC sponsor’s marketing department asked us ISEAGE employees for the CDC’s website, we decided we should create this site.  It will be a place to introduce our CDC to people who are not familiar with it, as well as a place to help everyone else stay in the loop about upcoming competitions and announcements.
Please bear with us as we work to fill the site with content.  Any photo or other content contributions are welcome and appreciated!