The Northeast Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (NECCDC) [2] is a regional competition that feeds the National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (CCDC)[1]. Since RIT organized the first NECCDC in 2008, the NECCDC has selected a representative to compete in the CCDC. It has been relatively successful and has produced the national champion twice and the runner up three times during its eight years of existence. The NECCDC has been hosted on a rotating basis by one of the universities in the northeast and has become a popular event for both the hosting schools and for the students. We feel that the NECCDC has continued to be an exciting event in part because it has been hosted by different universities which have all made important contributions to the event. This paper describes some of the benefits that come from hosting. Our hope is to convince other universities to host the NECCDC and similar competitions.

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Presented at the 2015 International Conference on Security and Management

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Conference Paper

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Information Sciences and Technologies (GCCIS)


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