Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition
aaron posted in hacking contests, Uncategorized on June 1st, 2006
A group of schools got together and through the Center for Infrastructure Assurance and Security formed a new capture the flag competition that sounds very similar to the defcon CTF game. By 2008 they hope to have a governing body with national tournaments. Aparently the first round had four colleges and an all-star team from five U.S. military academies.
The two tournaments mark a turning point for cybersecurity competitions from the mostly amateur affairs of the past to exercises throwing student, government and corporate competitors into the arena against each other. The competitions give students and professionals the opportunity to get hands-on experience responding to attacks, without serious consequences.
(Link from SecurityFocus)