2018 National CDC Teams

Signup for the 2018 National Cyber Defense Competition (NCDC) is now closed. If a school is still interested in sending a team, please send an email to cdc_support@iastate.edu

We are proud to host the following 20 teams representing 16 different schools across the United States competing in the 2018 NCDC (note that team numbers are not necessarily in order and only identify a team):

  • Team 1: Lewis University Flyers
  • Team 2: SaGe
  • Team 3: secdaemons
  • Team 4: NULLify
  • Team 5: KU-Edwards
  • Team 6: KCC
  • Team 7: University of Northern Iowa
  • Team 8: Bradley University
  • Team 9: ISU
  • Team 10: 404 Team Not Found
  • Team 11: KU Lawrence Jayhackers
  • Team 12: KSUCDC
  • Team 13: A Team has No Name
  • Team 14: The University of Texas at San Antonio
  • Team 16: FeathersUp
  • Team 17: Tr0j4nr4bb17
  • Team 19: RTFM
  • Team 20: RTFM2
  • Team 21: Tr0j4nh0r53
  • Team 22: NorseForce

More details to come by January 8th at the latest regarding remote setup and the beginning of the competition!


Daniel Limanowski

NCDC Director

2018 National CDC Details

Remote access open, scenario released. Click here for more.


My name is Daniel Limanowski and I am your Director for the 2018 Iowa State University National CDC (NCDC). This page details everything your school needs to know about signing up for the NCDC, so be sure to read through it all!


Note that this video is NOT representative of the official scenario document and may be subject to change.

Important Dates: The following list contains dates relevant to the NCDC.
1) Signup opens (November 14, 2017)
2) Signup closes (December 8, 2017 at 11:59PM)
3) Scenario deployed, begin remote setup (TENTATIVE: January 8, 2017 +/- a few days!)
4) On-site Setup Phase in Ames, IA (February 2, 2018…12:00PM – 10:00PM)
5) On-site Attack Phase & Debrief in Ames, IA (February 3, 2018…8:00AM – 5:00PM)

Signing up: All 4-year universities in the U.S., a select number of community colleges, and ONE of the top three teams from the Fall ISU CDC are all invited to sign up and compete in the NCDC. ISEAGE is placing a firm cap of 25 teams for this competition. The list of teams competing is generated on a first-come, first-serve basis with respect to the time your school signed up.

Each school, whether it be 4-year or community college, is allowed to send exactly one team of UP TO eight student competitors to represent their school. Extra teams under the same school will be removed if extra teams signup.

Once signup closes, an email will go out (and we will post on cdc.iseage.org) with the exact list of teams competing.

Each competitor needs to sign up and join their school’s team, which the captain can create. Please be sure to label your “Organization” as your school’s name upon team creation. Signup closes on December 8th, 2017 at 11:59PM. Head to https://signup.iseage.org/ to get started.

Lodging/Travel: The competition takes place in Coover Hall on the Iowa State Campus in Ames, Iowa. A separate email will be sent out in the next two weeks regarding hotel event/conference discount rates. ISEAGE does not accommodate for lodging or travel and it is the responsibility of teams to handle this themselves.

Livestream: ISEAGE will be livestreaming the on-site setup and attack phase of the NCDC on https://twitch.tv/iseage – feel free to share the link with anyone who wants to tune into the event.

Questions: Any and all CDC-related questions must be sent to cdc_support@iastate.edu

We will be detailing ISEAGE staff support methods in further emails just before the remote setup phase begins.

ISEAGE is proud to present the 2018 Iowa State University National CDC and we hope to see your school competing.

Daniel Limanowski

C3DC Scenario Posted

Registration is open at http://signup.iseage.org. The scenario has been posted!

Upcoming events

  • Thursday, November 2nd Remote setup closes for a few hours (time TBA)
  • Friday, November 3rd, 12:00 PM On-setup opens at 1313 Coover Hall on the Iowa State University Campus
  • UPDATE: Blue Team Competitors will now compete remotely. There will be NO on-site setup or on-site attack phase. Green and Red teams will remain on-site, but all Blue Teams will connect remotely for the attack phase.
  • Saturday, November 4th, 8:00 AM The REMOTE attack phase begins (Green/Red On-site, Blue Remote)!

Fall 2017 ISU CDC Winners

First place goes to Team 1: 404 Team Not Found.

Team 1

Second place goes to Team 11: Team 5: Reptiles Anarchy.

Team 11 (Team 5)

Third place goes to Team 7: A Team Has No Name.

Team 7

Congratulations to these teams who are invited to join us again at nationals in February! Everyone else, we hope to see you back at the spring CDC in March.

Finally, we’d like to extend a big thanks to all of the staff, volunteers, and sponsors who made this event possible.

Add Students to Active Directory

You will be expected to have students in your Active Directory server.  Please follow the directions below to add them.


You will need the files AddUsersAD.ps1 and Users_CURRENT.csv, they are located in the scenario folder.

  1. Log in as an Administrator on your Active Directory VM.
  2. Download the files from the scenario folder
  3. Open PowerShell in the current directory (type cd C:\%userprofile%\Downloads to get to the downloads folder)
  4. Edit line 5 of the script and change team42 to teamN, where N is your team’s number.
  5. Execute the PowerShell script .\AddUsersAD.ps1

Users should now be imported into Active Directory. Verify this by opening up the server manager and looking at the user list.
Note: you might need to modify the script to fit your need.

2017 IT-O CDC Winners

The results are in! Here are the top three teams from the 2017 HyperStream IT-Olympics Cyber Defense Competition hosted by the Internet-Scale Event and Attack Generation Environment (ISEAGE) in Hilton on April 22, 2017.

Team 12: If it doesn’t work, try: rm -rf / took third place

Coming in second was Team 9: Reptar

And first place was Team 13: Dvorak’s Python Symphony in C#!

Congratulations to the top three winners and we hope that all teams learned a lot from this CDC. Thank you to all teams for competing and we look forward to seeing you all next year!