National Cyber Defense Competition


February 3, 2023 - February 4, 2023    
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm


1313 Coover Hall
Coover Hall, Ames, Iowa

Event Type

This CDC is open to the winners of the Community College CDC, ISU CDC, and ISU CDC of Spring 2022; and students at Iowa State University. Since this is a national competition, the scenario will be more challenging than for other competitions. Students can register as blue team starting about three weeks prior to the competition here:

Upon registration, students can form a team (up to 8 people) or join a team that is looking for team members. Once registered, teams will begin building their networks, based on the provided scenario. On the Friday of the competition, students can set up their team table in Coover. On the Saturday of the competition, students will defend their networks against adversaries.

Breakfast, lunch, and snacks on Saturday of the competition are provided. Registration for and participation in the CDC is free. Questions can be sent to