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2018 MACCDC Scenario

Breaking News

A major online news service, the SWoRN Chronicle, has recently been the target of a group of Hackistanian hackers who appear to want to disrupt the reliable and credible reporting that sets the Chronicle apart from other news organizations. The ability of these insurgents to generate fake news in order to sway public opinion has been well documented. They use a variety of methods and are currently exploiting and infiltrating SWoRN Chronicle systems. Evidence has included the insertion of malware, bogus news stories, and complete hijacking of systems.

The SWoRN Chronicle executive team has enlisted the assistance of eight qualified teams to shut down the insurgents’ activities on the internal systems that are geographically distributed throughout the cybersphere. The teams will inherit the existing systems and be expected to defend them from further attack, detect and eliminate current exploits, and perform the day-to-day tasks necessary to maintain the systems.

The eight teams will be responsible for supporting field reporters as they deliver new content in the form of written articles and multimedia posts. They will also be responsible for guaranteeing the availability of factual news to end users around the world.


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

March 15-17, 2018

2018 Regional Finals Teams

2018 Final Standings

  1. University of Virginia *
  2. University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)
  3. Wilmington University

* The Univ. of Virginia went on to win the National Championship; back-to-back National CCDC champs came from the MACCDC regional (2017: UMBC)

2018 Qualifying Teams

  1. Bloomsburg University
  2. Blue Ridge Community and Technical College
  3. Capitol Technology University
  4. Catawba Valley Community College
  5. Christopher Newport University
  6. College of Southern Maryland
  7. Community College of Baltimore County
  8. County College of Morris
  9. Delaware Technical Community College
  10. Drexel University
  11. East Carolina University
  12. Frederick Community College
  13. Harford Community College
  14. Howard University
  15. James Madison University
  16. Liberty University
  17. Millersville University
  18. Northern Virginia Community College
  19. Prince George’s Community College
  20. Radford University
  21. Regent University
  22. St. Vincent College
  23. Towson University
  24. University of Maryland, Baltimore County
  25. University of Maryland, College Park
  26. University of Maryland University College
  27. University of Virginia
  28. Virginia Commonwealth University
  29. West Virginia University
  30. Wilmington University

Sponsors & Supporters

2018 Producers

2022 Silver Sponsor: Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab

2018 Sponsors

Palo Alto Networks

2018 Supporters