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2023 Scenario & Location

Over the past 18 years, the MACCDC has sought to create an original experience for not only the student teams, but all participants. Introducing competition themes and scenarios that imitate the real world add a dimension of realism and fun, while at the same time, highlighting real life issues: Free and secure elections, natural disasters, a global pandemic, to name a few.

Student (Blue) teams worked for Hulk Bulk Shipping, a leading online retail and distribution company. Operating globally, the company offers a wide range of products and services to customers around the world from many third-party sellers. In addition to its e-commerce operations, Hulk Bulk Shipping also boasts an efficient and reliable delivery service. With a network of warehouses and fulfillment centers around the world, the company can get purchases to customers quickly and efficiently, no matter where they are located. Due to a recent breach, the company underwent a major restructuring of its IT department, and a new IT team was brought in to replace the former team. The new IT team was tasked with securing and defending the company’s network while also ensuring that business operations can continue smoothly.

The in-person Job Fair was on Friday March 31st and the Regional Finals (competition) were held on Friday March 31st and Saturday April 1st at the Prince George’s Community College’s Center For Performing Arts 301 Largo Rd, Largo, MD 20774.


Virtual Qualifier: Feb 4:

11:00am – 5:00pm ET

Job Fair: Mar 31:

6:00 – 6:30pm ET:
Welcome and Sponsors’ Briefings to Teams

6:30 – 9:30pm:
Career Fair & Networking Event

Regionals: Mar 31 – Apr 1:

7:30 – 8:20am ET:
Day 1 Blue Team Check-Ins

8:30 – 8:50am:
Day 1 & 2 Morning Briefings – Proscenium

Competition Days 1 & 2 Start – Black Box Theater

11:00am – 1:00pm:
Day 1 & 2 C-Level Executive Meetings

1:00 – 2:00pm:
Day 1 & 2 Lunch Break – Competition Paused

Day 1 Competition Ends at 5pm; Day 2 Competition Ends at 4pm

5:15 – 6:00pm:
Day 1 Debrief – Black Box Theater

5:30 – 6:30pm:
Day 2 Competition Debrief and Awards – Proscenium



Virtual Qualifier: Feb 4

In-Person Job Fair & Regional Finals: Mar 31 – Apr 1

2023 Regional Finals Brochure
2023 Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (MACCDC) Brochure

“Such experiential education increases the knowledge and expertise of future professionals who may be in a position to contribute to the secure design and operation of critical information and its supporting infrastructure.”
from Exploring a National Cyber Security Exercise for Colleges and Universities, Lance J. Hoffman and Daniel Ragsdale, 2004

Virtual Qualifying Round

  1. Bowie State Univ., MD
  2. Capitol Technology Univ., MD
  3. Christopher Newport Univ. Team #1, VA
  4. Christopher Newport Univ. Team #2, VA
  5. College of Southern Maryland, MD
  6. Community College of Baltimore County, MD
  7. East Carolina Univ., NC
  8. George Mason Univ., VA
  9. James Madison Univ., VA
  10. Liberty Univ., VA
  11. Marshall Univ., WV
  12. Messiah Univ., PA
  13. Millersville Univ., PA
  14. Northern Virginia Community College, VA
  15. Old Dominion Univ., VA
  16. Regent Univ., VA
  17. Rowan College At Burlington County, NJ
  18. Rutgers Univ., NJ
  19. Saint Vincent College, PA
  20. The Pennsylvania State Univ., PA
  21. Towson Univ., MD
  22. Univ. of Maryland, Baltimore County Team #1, MD
  23. Univ. of Maryland, Baltimore County Team #2, MD
  24. Univ. of Maryland, College Park, MD
  25. Univ. of Maryland, Global Campus, MD
  26. Univ. of Virginia Team #1, VA
  27. Univ. of Virginia Team #2, VA
  28. Virginia Tech, VA
  29. West Virginia Univ., WV
Final Standings
  1. Rutgers Univ.
  2. Univ. of Virginia
  3. Old Dominion Univ.
  4. Liberty Univ.
  5. Virginia Tech
  6. The Pennsylvania State Univ.
  7. George Mason Univ.
  8. Capitol Technology Univ.

Regional Finals

Teams (Alphabetical Order)
  1. George Mason Univ.
  2. Liberty Univ.
  3. Messiah Univ. *
  4. Rutgers Univ.
  5. The Pennsylvania State Univ.
  6. Univ. of Virginia
  7. Virginia Tech

* Old Dominion Univ. and Capitol Technology Univ. were unable to field a team for the Regional Finals. The 9th place team from the Virtual Qualifiers, the Univ. of MD Baltimore County (UMBC), was invited to take their place, but was not able to compete on such short notice, so Messiah Univ., the 10th place finisher in the Virtual Qualifiers, competed in the Regional Finals.

Final Standings
  1. Univ. of Virginia
  2. Liberty Univ. *
  3. The Pennsylvania State Univ.

* For the 4th year in a row, a Wild Card round (April 5) pitted the 2nd place finishers from all the CCDC regions against each other. The winner of this round advances to the National CCDC Finals:

Wild Card Final Standings:

  1. Cal Poly Pomona
  2. Tennessee Tech
  3. Indiana Tech

Volunteer Information

The MACCDC is looking for volunteers with demonstrated expertise in the following areas: system/network administration, firewalls, policy, Help Desk, virtual machines, and various Information Security-related expertise (e.g., Cryptography, Vulnerability Management, Security Engineering). Requirements for volunteering include:

  • 4 hours (contiguous) on one or both competition days; of course, you can participate longer if you’d like
  • Follow directions
  • Flexibility
  • Good judgment
  • Discretion