What's happening this semester?

Weekly Meetings

  • When: Wednesdays at 7:00 PM ET
  • Location: Olsson Hall
  • Description: Each week, we have something new to show to all of our members at CNS. Ranging from mini capture-the-flag competitions to talks about binary exploitation, our weekly meetings are a great way to dive deep into the realm of cybersecurity. We also leverage our connections to introduce speakers that have served in the security industry to give you the information you need to succeed.


  • Website: https://cyberstorm.uvacns.com
  • Contact: cah3ks@virginia.edu
  • Description: CyberStorm is a red versus blue team competition that simulates real-world cyber attacks in a controlled environment. Participants (blue teams) are responsible for maintaining business operations while warding off an active cyber threat, simulated by the red team. Hosted by CNS@UVA every semester, it is the biggest university event that tests your abilities to defend against cyber-attack scenarios and keep you on your feet.

Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition

  • Nationals Website: https://www.nationalccdc.org
  • Regionals Website: https://www.maccdc.org
  • Description: The Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (CCDC) is an annual event that challenges college and university students to protect a simulated corporate network from cyberattacks. The competition involves creating and defending a network against a red team of professional hackers while maintaining critical services for a simulated business. The teams are scored based on their ability to identify and mitigate security risks, respond to incidents, and maintain service availability.