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Cyber Skill Competition (CSC15)

Cyber Skill Competition (CSC15)

In Spring Semester, 2015, Mercy Cybersecurity Education Center (MCEC) organizes the Cyber Skill Competition (CSC15).

This competition provides a unique experience for undergraduate and graduate students to test their cybersecurity knowledge and skills in a competitive environment.

The winners of the CSC15 will represent their work, and will be awarded as planned below.

  1. Background

    Since 2006, National Security Agency encourages Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (CCDC) nation-wide โ€“ along with many academic, industry, and government partners.

    While similar to other cyber defense competitions in many aspects, the Mercy CSC15 will be unique in that it focuses on the development skill improvement for monitoring and protecting information assets and IT infrastructure from various cyber attacks.

    This competition solicits any executable implementation of cybersecurity-related operational/reserch projects conducted as a group. Students are also encouraged to improve their course projects and bring them to the competition CSC15.

  2. Who Are Eligible

    • All students enrolled at Mercy College
    • Non-Mercy students are allowed to participate if these groups are led by Mercy students

  3. How To Participate In

    (1)
    2 or 3 students form a team. Graduate and undergraduate students can ideally work together.
    Due: Feb 20
    (2)
    Define one or more cyber threats. Threats will be a cyber attack, an illegal intrusion, a violations of regulations or laws, etc.
    Study and develop a method or defensive concept to detect, defend, prevent, recover the threat(s) defined above.
    Due: March 10
    (3)
    Prove the concept using a programming or scripting language, e.g., Java or Python. The deliverable should be self-contained and executable in any platform.
    Prove the concept using a programming or scripting language, e.g., Java or Python. The deliverable should be self-contained and executable in any platform.
    Due: April 30
    (4)
    Submit the written description about your work.
    Present and Demonstrate Your Work
    Due: May 15

  4. Evaluation: Merit-based

    Evaluation Point Weight
    Robustness (Free from Run-time Errors) 20%
    Effectiveness of Graphical User Interface 20%
    Frequently of Threat(s) Occurrences 30%
    Significance of Threat(s) 30%

  5. Award

    • $2000.00 will be awarded to 2 or 3 best teams
    • The awarded program will be demonstrated to external recruiters, federal or local government, or industries.
    • Any participated programs are helped to submit to international conferences.
    Yes

For Any Questions: contact Dr. Yoon at jyoon@mercy.edu.

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