Pacific Rim Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition: An Overview

Thursday, October 17 | 6:30PM–7:20PM | Meeting Room 213A
Session Type: Professional Development
We will present an overview of the Pacific Rim Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition, where student teams must maintain and run their IT department while defending it against a group of professional hackers. The winner of this competition joins the winners of other regional competitions to compete in the National CCDC in San Antonio.

Learn about a joint venture between four institutions. | Get an overview of what the competition is and how it works, and the challenges of multiple agencies working together. | See how institutions can build a student team to compete.


  • Kurt Giessel

    CISO, Highline College
  • Mark Wynne

    Manager, Infrastructure Services, Highline College