• South Dakota's Premiere Security Event

    All in the Middle of a Cornfield

  • DakotaCon 2016

    1–3April2016Madison, South Dakota

  • Call For Papers

    Coming Soon!

About

Three Days of Security!

- April 2016, 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 Seats Available Today For Just $500

Register Now

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 on 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!

DakotaCon Attendess: 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 Nicky's 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 Nicky'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
Kyle.Cronin@dsu.edu
(605) 256-5849

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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