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2024 Scenario & Location

Over the past 19 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.

Stay tuned for the 2024 scenario.

The in-person Job Fair and Regional Finals (competition) will take place at the Prince George’s Community College’s Center For Performing Arts 301 Largo Rd, Largo, MD 20774, dates TBD.


Virtual Qualifier: TBD:

11:00am – 5:00pm ET

Job Fair: TBD:

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

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

Regionals: TBD:

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: TBD

In-Person Job Fair & Regional Finals: TBD

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



Final Standings


Regional Finals

Teams (Alphabetical Order)


Final 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