Cybersecurity Competitions & Conference at the University of Connecticut
October 19-20, 2017
Hosted by the Comcast Center of Excellence for Security Innovation at the University of Connecticut (CSI), CyberSEED brings together top information security professionals and business leaders to discuss emerging cybersecurity trends and formulate best strategies for tackling current and future threats. In the same academic setting, dozens of universities and colleges compete in unique cybersecurity challenges for awesome prizes.
Registration is Open
The first 100 general registrants will receive a complimentary designer vest!
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2017 Keynote Speaker
Capture the Flag
The Capture the Flag Competition will touch on a variety of Cybersecurity challenges including a set of flags focusing on protection and exploitation of IOT devices. This year’s competition will include network analytics and forensics, cryptography and steganography, radio transmission security and exploitation, IOT security and software analytics to identify and exploit programming defects. The competition will require breadth of skills including some basic scripted programming capabilities as well as a facility with network monitoring and forensics tools.
Students should be prepared with laptops and headphones. The ability to execute code in a Linux environment (physical or virtual) will be helpful but not required.
CyberSEED 2017 FAQs
- Competitors must register as a team.
- Team Size - Minimum: 2 Maximum: 4
- Teams may not participate in more than one competition.
- Individual team members may not participate in more than one competition.
- Completion of the University of Connecticut Participant Vendor Application via PaymentWorks is required to participate in the competitions.
- PaymentWorks requires direct deposit, if check payment is preferred, completion of the University of Connecticut Student Packet is required to participate in the competitions.
- A Participant Vendor Application/Packet must be submitted for each individual team member.
- For schools/clubs that will receive both the travel award and competition award, please submit a completed Participant Vendor Application/Packet for the school/club. The faculty advisor must notify Jeannette Burke at firstname.lastname@example.org that the team members will not be receiving any awards to exempt them from the Participant Vendor Applicationn requirement.
- For schools/clubs that receive the Travel Award only, a completed Participant Vendor Application/Packet is required for each team member to participate in the competitions. An additional Participant Vendor Application/Packet must also be submitted for the school/club receiving the travel award.
- Unsigned packets are not complete and cannot be processed. Please ensure you sign in all applicable areas. Direct deposit is not required – you may leave the form blank if you prefer check payment.
- Travel Awards & Competition Awards are payable to the school/club or each individual team member. Requests for other payment options must be made in writing by the faculty advisor to Jeannette Burke at email@example.com. Requests from the team members will not be accepted.
- If you are a prior CyberSEED participant and have completed the Participant Vendor Application/Packet previously, please email Jeannette Burke at firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm your current address.
- PaymentWorks Process: you will receive an email invitation from PaymentWorks, subject title, University of Connecticut – New Student Registration, to register as a University of Connecticut student.
- A completed and signed Participant Vendor Application/Packet is required to receive payment of the Travel Awards and Competition Awards. Questions can be directed to Jeannette Burke at email@example.com. Student Packets can be faxed to (860) 486-2447.
- Completion of the CyberSEED Liability Waiver is required to participate in the competitions. The Liability Waiver can be found here. Send completed forms to Jeannette Burke at firstname.lastname@example.org.
History & Facts
February 24, 2015 - The chief cybersecurity adviser for the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) joins a distinguished group of cybersecurity experts to discuss the evolving cyber threat landscape and the role that industry is playing in safeguarding the nation's critical infrastructure.
October 20, 2014 - CyberSEED launches only six months after CSI was established on the Uconn Storrs campus. The center unites the expertise of researchers within Uconn's existing Center for Hardware Assurance, Security and Engineering, and Comcast's leadership in internet systems security
April 10, 2014 - The University of Connecticut, home to the nation's foremost center on hardware security, and Comcast announce the establishment of the Center of Excellence for Security Innovation (CSI) at UConn.
2016 Event Photos
2015 Event Photos
CyberSEED is held on University of Connecticut's Storr Campus in the Rome Commons Ballroom.
626 Gilbert Road Ext. Â Storrs, CT 06269
The South Garage (paid parking) is within a 5-minute walk, for those who are driving.
- Nathan Hale Inn (On-Campus)
- If you're staying at the Nathan Hale Inn, there is available parking adjacent to the hotel after you check in.
- Best Western Regent Inn
- Holiday Inn Express Vernon-Manchester
- Baymont Inn & Suites Manchester
- Residence Inn by Marriott Manchester
ROUTE FROM AIRPORT
Bradley International Airport (BDL) serves the greater Hartford area.
Take S-91 toward Hartford. Take exit 35A I-291E toward Manchester. Follow signs for I-84E/Boston. On I-84 take exit 68 CT-195 toward Tolland/Mansfield. Turn right onto CT-195S/Merrow Rd. Follow for 7 miles. Turn right onto Bolton Road. The Rome Commons Ballroom is on the right.
CyberSEED is happening in the Rome Commons Ballroom at the:
University of Connecticut
626 Gilbert Road Ext.
Storrs, CT 06269