Northeastern University's Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition Team

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What is CCDC?

The Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition is an annual red-team vs. blue-team competition between colleges and universities in the United States.

The competition is split into various regions across the US, and our team is part of the Northeast region.

The Team

Our team consists of students from many diverse backgrounds and fields of expertise.

Michael Wang
  • Our coach
Matthew Kline
  • Our captain
  • Focus: Windows
  • Can trigger a Blue Screen of Death on anything
Kyle Sferrazza
  • Focus: Linux
  • Knows every CLI argument for GNU screen
  • “Our domain controller is running out of battery!”
Fiona McCrae
  • Focus: Linux
Brianna Weinstein
  • Focus: Linux
Simon Bruklich
  • Focus: Windows
  • Started Windows career on Vista circa 2008
  • Prefers Windows Home over Windows Pro
Samir Elhelw
  • Focus: Windows

How do I join?

We’re glad you’re interested in joining the team!

We have an annual tryout process which takes place between the end of September and early November. The CCDC competition starts early in the spring semester. Everyone is welcome to try out – graduates and undergraduates, as well as international students.

You can obtain more information regarding CCDC (including tryouts) and our partner club, NU Security Club, by joining the NUSec mailing list.