The following terms are used to describe the various teams in a Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (CCDC):
:: Gold Team/Operations Team: competition officials that organize, run, and manage the competition.
:: White Team: competition officials that observe team performance in their competition area and evaluate team performance and rule compliance.
:: Red Team: penetration testing professionals simulating external hackers attempting to gain unauthorized access to competition teams’ systems.
:: Black Team: competition support members that provide technical support, pick-up and deliver communications, and provide overall administrative support to the competition.
:: Blue Team/Competition Team: the institution competitive teams consisting of students competing in a CCDC event.
:: Team Captain: a student member of the Blue Team identified as the primary liaison between the Blue Team and the White Team.
:: Team Co-Captain: a student member of the Blue Team identified as the secondary or backup liaison between the Blue Team and the White Team, should the Team Captain be unavailable (e.g. not in the competition room).
:: Team Representatives: a faculty or staff representative of the Blue Team’s host institution responsible for serving as a liaison between competition officials and the Blue Team’s institution.