The 2013 Northeast Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition will be held at the University of Maine during March 8-10, 2013. Because there were more schools interested in participating than we could handle, we had a qualifying round to select the ten schools that were invited be invited to participate in the Final.

We are also running the NECCDC Symposium with presentations from the participating teams and vendors. The focus will be on job and internship opportunities in cybersecurity as well as on preparing teams for cybersecurity competitions.

We have a Twitter account (@NECCDC2013), a Twitter Page (, a Facebook Page (, and you can get on an NECCDC email list by writing to and requesting to be put on the mailing list.

Below are links to some of the previous NECCDC contests:

For more information about the National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (CCDC) go to


Friday – March 8, 2013
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Teams Sign In and Pick Up Competition Packets (Neville Hall Lobby)
11:30 AM – 12:15 PM Welcome and orientation
12:15 PM – 01:30 PM Lunch
01:30 PM – 07:00 PM COMPETITION DAY 1
Saturday – March 9, 2013
08:15 AM – 08:45 AM Continental Breakfast
08:45 AM – 09:00 Day 2 Announcements
9:00 AM – 07:00 PM COMPETITION DAY 2
12:00 PM – 01:00 PM Lunch available (No break in competition)
07:00 PM – 09:00 PM Reception and Mixer — Heavy hors d’oeuvres
Sunday – March 10, 2013
08:15 AM – 08:45 AM Continental Breakfast
08:45 AM – 09:00 AM Day 3 Announcements
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM COMPETITION DAY 3
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Clean Up and Feedback Session
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Lunch and Awards Ceremony

 Shell Party – A Reflection on Six Seasons of NECCDC



Here we are, six seasons of NECCDC later. Raphael will share a few stories from CCDC events past, share with us how the red team tactics have evolved, and regale us with an explanation of the true benefit of our coming to this event each year.


Raphael Mudge is the founder of Strategic Cyber LLC, a Washington, DC
based company that creates software for red teams. Raphael’s work called Armitage pioneered ideas that allow red teams to collaborate and scale their efforts. He also worked on red team automation through DARPA’s Cyber Fast Track program. Besides Armitage, Raphael is the creator of the threat emulation software Cobalt Strike and the inventor of the grammar checker on His work has appeared on the cover of the Linux Journal, the Fox sitcom Breaking In, and other publications. Raphael regularly speaks on security topics and provides red team support to many cyber defense exercises. He has been a long-time member of the NECCDC Red Team.