• South Dakota's Premiere Security Event

    All in the Middle of a Cornfield

  • DakotaCon 8

    March 23–March 252018Madison, South Dakota

About

Three Days of Security!

March - March 2018, Madison

Join us for three full days of talks and trainings from the finest peeps in the security world! Come enjoy the benefits of a small conference where you won't get lost in the crowd and you get time to interact directly with the speakers and your security peers. Attending the talks on Friday is FREE, so you have no excuse!

Bring your friends and co-workers for an epic weekend of security fun at Dakota State University!

The Vision

Come listen to the visions and ideas of some of the best and brightest minds in the security community.

Socialize

After the talks, network with your peers and the security pros.

Trainings

Learn from the best with a two day hands-on training. These trainings are of a DefCon caliber, right here in Madison!

Training Registration Coming Soon!

Speakers

Our call for papers is open! Click here to submit your talk!




DakotaCon Video Archive

We will be live streaming this year's event, check back later for the stream.
In the meantime, check out last year's event or our full archives.
2016 - Track I
2016 - Track II

DakotaCon 2017 Live Stream

Track I
Direct Link
Track II
Direct Link

NC CCDC Video Archive

We will be live streaming this year's event, check back later for the stream.
In the meantime, check out our full archives.

2016 - NC CCDC

NC CCDC Live Stream



DakotaCon 2017 Video Archive

Missed DakotaCon this year? Well, we hope to see you next year, but you can catch the recordings right here!
Or check out our full archives.
2017 - Track I
2017 - Track II

NC CCDC Video Archive

Check out our full archives.


North Central CCDC

CCDC is a two day Network Security event. This is the first competition that specifically focuses on the operational aspect of managing, securing, and defending a "commercial" network infrastructure. Students get a chance to test their knowledge by building, protecting, and maintaining a realistic network and operations environment. Participating teams will be required to demonstrate their ability to withstand and defend against real-time network security attacks.

The winning team recieves an all expense paid trip to the national competition in San Antonio, Texas!

CCDC provides a unique opportunity for students to gain realistic defensive network security skills that closely simulate the operational challenges they will face as they enter the job market.

Teams are encouraged (but not required) to bring a Team Advisor. Advisors are not allowed to participate in the competition.

Information about Teams

  • Teams are accepted on a first-come-first serve basis
  • Each team can consist of up to eight students
  • ONLY 2 of the 8 members can be graduate students
  • $0 Entry Fee Per Team

What to Bring?

  • Friday Supper will be provided, Saturday breakfast will be provided
  • Teams are asked to bring their own laptops/desktop computers and monitors
  • You MUST have Administrator rights to the machine
  • Windows 7/8 are the "official" supported operating systems (but MacOS/Linux typically work too)
  • If your team is unable to bring your own machines, we will supply the needed hardware for you
  • You MUST inform us of this by February 20th!

Dates: March 23 - March 24
CCDC will begin in the afternoon of March 23, and continue the morning of March 24, finishing before the trainings begin.

DakotaCon Attendees: feel free to stop by Friday or Saturday and check out CCDC. You're also welcome to attend the reception following CCDC on Saturday at The Pub House in Madison!

High Schoolers: See what life at DSU is like! Check out DakotaCon, stop by and see the CCDC teams from around the region compete on Saturday. Stop by The Pub House's on Saturday night and hang out with DakotaCon speakers, CCDC teams, and other great peeps!

Contact Info: For further details, to register a team, or request any other information contact the project lead:
Kyle Cronin
dakotacon@dsu.edu

Venue

Conference Will Be Held At

Dakota State University

Dakota Prairie Playhouse

Getting Here

Air Travel

The nearest airport is Sioux Falls, SD (FSD). Then a 45 mile drive to Madison.

By Car

From points East or West, take SD-34. North or south, take US-81. If in doubt, GPS!

Location

1205 N. Washington
Madison, SD 57042

Hotels Nearby

AmericInn

504 10th St. SE, Madison, SD 57042
Phone: (605) 256-3076

Sponsors

Sponsorship plays a major role in the success of our event.

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