Founded in 2004, the National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition has motivated educational institutions to offer students an opportunity to gain practical experience in information assurance by participating in competitions. This has proven to be successful as students from past competition have been hired into everything from intern and part time to full time positions. Several companies have taken advantage of recruiting from the teams, including Boeing, who was a major sponsor of the West Coast CCDC regional for the 2009 season. Boeing created cyber security positions for and hired all six graduating members of the Cal Poly Pomona Cyber Security Team that competed and won the regional CCDC and competed in the National CCDC. This shows the level of commitment that these students are putting forth to enhance their education and skills in cyber security and information assurance.
At the national competition each year we host a recruiting event designed to link the participants with potential employers. Our sponsors are invited and encouraged to attend this unique opportunity to meet and recruit from some of the best computer security and information assurance students in the country. We ask the participants to bring their resumes and to be prepared to network with potential employers.
The next NCCDC Recruiting Banquet will be held on Saturday April 25th, 2015 at 7:00 PM