:: Virtual Qualifying Round Starts January 10, 2011

The field is set for the 6th CyberWatch Mid-Atlantic Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (MA CCDC) virtual Qualifying Rounds. 23 teams, representing undergraduate and graduate students from two- and four-year schools from the Mid-Atlantic region, will compete in a virtual qualifying round that starts January 10th and ends January 28th. The top 8 teams from this Qualifying Round will advance to the face-to-face Regional finals on March 10-12, 2011 at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab (JHU APL). The winning team from the Mid-Atlantic region earns an automatic spot in the National CCDC, April 8-10, 2011 in San Antonio, TX.

This year’s schools include:

1. Anne Arundel Community College (Maryland)
2. Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College (North Carolina)
3. Capitol College (Maryland)
4. Catawba Valley Community College (North Carolina)
5. Community College of Baltimore County (Maryland)
6. Craven Community College (North Carolina)
7. Forsyth Technical Community College (North Carolina)
8. George Mason University (Virginia)
9. George Washington University (Washington, DC)
10. Hagerstown Community College (Maryland)
11. Howard Community College (Maryland)
12. James Madison University (Virginia)
13. Liberty University (Virginia)
14. Millersville University (Pennsylvania)
15. Montgomery College (Maryland)
16. Northern Virginia Community College (Virginia)
17. Prince George’s Community College (Maryland)
18. Towson University (Maryland)
19. University of Maryland Baltimore County (Maryland)
20. University of Maryland College Park (Maryland)
21. University of Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania)
22. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia)
23. Wilmington University (Delaware)

Interesting factoids:

:: 7 schools competing for the first time: Capitol College, Craven Community College, Forsyth Technical Community College, Hagerstown Community College, Liberty University, Montgomery College, and Virginia Tech
:: 10 community colleges participating
:: 15 schools competed last year; 23 this year
:: 41 schools from the Mid-Atlantic region invited to participate