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The in-person Pr-Competition Events 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 (see Schedule below).


Virtual Qualifier: 01-20:

8:00am-8:00pm ET

Pre-Competition Events: 03-22:

12:00-2:00pm ET
MACCDC Registration

Job Fair Employer Registration.
MACCDC Briefing and Instructions for Competing Teams

Job Fair: MACCDC Finalists Exclusive Access: Employers: Raytheon, Battelle
Fortra, CIA, Cisco, and Palo Alto Networks.

Welcome & Keynotes: “What I’ve Learned About Cyber Over the Past 30 YearsRon Gula

Career Fairs: The Career Fair includes a Job Fair and a Talent Fair: In the Job Fair, employers have booths, whereas in a Talent Fair, the job seeker has a booth. Interested in seeing why participating in a Talent Fair offers the best opportunities to obtain a career position, see here.

Regionals: 03-23:

7:30-8:00am ET:
Blue Team Check-Ins

Morning Briefings – Proscenium

Competition Start – Black Box Theater

C-Level Executive Meetings

Lunch Break – Competition Paused

Competition Ends at 5pm

Competition Debrief and Awards – Proscenium



Virtual Qualifier: Jan. 20

Pre-Competition Events: Mar. 22

Regional Finals: Mar. 23

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.
  2. Capitol Technology Univ.
  3. Christopher Newport Univ.
  4. College of Southern Maryland
  5. Community College of Baltimore County
  6. George Mason Univ.
  7. James Madison Univ.
  8. Liberty Univ.
  9. Messiah Univ. (Team A)
  10. Messiah Univ. (Team B)
  11. Northern Virginia Community College
  12. Old Dominion Univ.
  13. Regent Univ.
  14. Rowan College of Burlington County
  15. Rutgers Univ.
  16. Saint Vincent College
  17. The Pennsylvania State Univ.
  18. Towson Univ.
  19. Univ. of Maryland Baltimore County
  20. Univ. of Maryland Global Campus
  21. Univ. of Virginia
  22. Virginia Tech.
  23. West Virginia Univ. (Team A)
  24. West Virginia University (Team B)
Final Standings
  1. Univ. of Virginia
  2. Liberty Univ.
  3. Messiah Univ. (Team A)
  4. The Pennsylvania State Univ.
  5. Univ. of Maryland Baltimore County
  6. Univ. of Maryland Global Campus
  7. George Mason Univ.
  8. Rutgers Univ.
  9. Virginia Tech
  10. Rowan College of Burlington County

Regional Finals

Teams (Alphabetical Order)
  • George Mason Univ.
  • Liberty Univ.
  • Messiah Univ. (Team A)
  • Rowan College of Burlington County
  • Rutgers Univ.
  • The Pennsylvania State Univ.
  • Univ. of Maryland Baltimore County
  • Univ. of Maryland Global Campus
  • Univ. of Virginia
  • Virginia Tech
Final Standings
  1. University of Virginia
  2. Penn State University
  3. Liberty University

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