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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 will be working 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 is tasked with securing and defending the company’s network while also ensuring that business operations can continue smoothly.

The in-person Job Fair will be on Friday March 31st and the Regional Finals (competition) will be 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 – 7:00pm ET:
Welcome and Sponsors’ Briefings to Teams

7:00 – 8:30pm:
Job Fair

Regionals: Mar 31 – Apr 1:

7:45 – 8:30am ET:
Blue Team Check-Ins

8:30 – 8:50am:
Opening Competition Briefings

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

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

Day 1 & 2 Competition Ends

Day 1 Debrief

Day 2 Debrief, Awards Ceremony



Virtual Qualifier: Feb 4

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

2022 Regional Finals Team Packet
2022 MACCDC Regional Finals Team Packet

“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. Capitol Technology Univ.
  2. George Mason Univ.
  3. Liberty Univ.
  4. Old Dominion Univ.
  5. Rutgers Univ.
  6. The Pennsylvania State Univ.
  7. Univ. of Virginia
  8. Virginia Tech
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