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2022 Scenario: Maritime

Over the past 17 years, the MACCDC has innovated, developed, and sought to create an original experience for not only the student teams, but all participants. Introducing themes that imitate the world around us adds a dimension of realism and fun, while at the same time, highlighting real life issues: free and secure elections, natural disasters, a global pandemic.

Student (Blue) teams will be working for the fictitious company, Cyber Cargo, a multinational maritime transportation organization bound by geographical constraints, political regulation, and commercial interests.


While we look forward to returning to in-person CCDC events for the 2022 season, the health and safety of our participants and guests remains our top priority. The guidelines will continue to evolve based on the recommendations and guidelines set by each region’s state and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

If you have or have had symptoms of COVID-19 in the 14 days prior to a CCDC event, or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 in that time frame, please do not attend the scheduled event. In addition, please do not attend the event if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms:

  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Sore throat
  • Muscle aches
  • Headache
  • Chills/shaking
  • Lost sense of taste/smell
  • Fever greater than 100.4°F

We kindly ask that you also abide by the following:

  • Physical distancing: please practice 3-6 foot distancing if you are able
  • Wear a mask: we strongly encourage you to protect yourselves during the event
  • The national competition and physical regional competition spaces will practice common cleaning and sanitizing standards throughout the venue
Additional Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab Visitor Information can be found here.


Virtual Qualifier: Feb. 5:

Virtual Stadium

11:00am – 5:00pm

In-Person Regional Finals: Mar. 17:

Johns Hopkins University
Applied Physics Lab
Kossiakoff Center
11100 Johns Hopkins Rd.
Laurel, MD 20723

12:00 – 1:00pm:
Welcome and Sponsors’ Briefings to Teams

1:00 – 3:30pm:
Job Fair

In-Person Regional Finals: Mar. 18-19:

Johns Hopkins University
Applied Physics Lab
Kossiakoff Center
11100 Johns Hopkins Rd.
Laurel, MD 20723

7:30 – 8:30am:
Blue Team Check-Ins

8:30 – 8:50am:
Opening Competition Briefings (Auditorium)

9:00am – 5:00pm:
Competition Day 1 & 2

11:00am – 1:00pm:
C-Level Executive Meetings (Auditorium)

Day 1 & 2 Competition Ends

Day 1 Debrief

Day 2 Debrief, Awards Ceremony (Auditorium)



Virtual Qualifier: Feb. 5

In-Person Regional Finals: Mar. 17-19

2021 Regional Finals Team Packet
2021 MACCDC Regional Brochure Cover

“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

Qualifying Round Teams
  1. Bowie State Univ. (MD)
  2. Capitol Technology Univ. (MD)
  3. Community College of Balt. Co. (MD)
  4. Christopher Newport Univ. (VA)
  5. Drexel Univ. (PA)
  6. East Carolina Univ. (NC)
  7. George Mason Univ. (VA)
  8. James Madison Univ. (VA)
  9. Liberty Univ. (VA)
  10. Marshall Univ. (WV)
  11. Millersville Univ. (PA)
  12. Northern VA Community College (VA)
  13. Old Dominion Univ. (VA)
  14. Penn State Univ. (PA)
  15. Rutgers Univ. (NJ)
  16. Saint Vincent College (PA)
  17. Towson Univ. (MD)
  18. Univ. of MD Balt. Co., Team 1 (MD)
  19. Univ. of MD Balt. Co., Team 2 (MD)
  20. Univ. of MD College Park (MD)
  21. Univ. of MD, Global Campus (MD)
  22. Univ. of Pittsburgh (PA)
  23. Univ. of Virginia (VA)
  24. West Virginia Univ. (WV)
Qualifying Round Final Standings


Regional Finals

Regional Finals Teams (Alphabetical Order)


Regional Finals Team Standings


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