Cyber Team

Cyber team Mission

The mission of the Red Rocks Community College Cyber Team is to advance our learning with hands-on cyber security competitions. These competitions allow us to test our skills in real world scenarios and against other students from various schools. To date we have competed with and against students from Regis University, the University of New Mexico, BYU, CSU, and cadets from the United States Air Force Academy.

Cyber team events

The cyber team meets in the IDEA Lab on Thursdays from 10am to 4pm. 

CANVAS Computer And Network Vulnerability Assessment Simulation, is a day-long regional computer security exercise that began in 2007 and hosted by Regis University. It is designed to teach students security concepts by providing a hands-on environment to discover vulnerabilities on a "live" system. It is intended to include students of varying levels of ability and background. Teams are composed of students from different schools with different experience levels. Teams use cyber tools to investigate the system in question and write a report of their findings. Prizes are awarded to teams with the best report of vulnerabilities discovered and recommended solution.

RMCCDC - Rocky Mountain Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition hosted by Regis University, is a two day, regional event and the first competition that specifically focuses on the operational aspect of managing and protecting an existing “commercial” network infrastructure. Not only do students get a chance to test their knowledge in an operational environment, they will also get a chance to network with industry professionals who are always on the look out for up and coming engineers. RMCCDC provides a unique opportunity for students and industry professionals to interact and discuss many of the security and operational challenges the students will soon face as they enter the job market. The winning team moves on to represent the region in the national competition.

2017 RMCCDC Event Coverage

Information Systems Security Association - Denver chapter events. These events include war games scenarios, guest speakers and networking events.Cyber Forensics Challenge - The Black T-Shirt Cyber Forensics Challenge is a joint academic and industry contest designed to promote interest in digital forensics, foster relationships among academic institutions, develop between academia and the corporate sector, and provide a valuable hands-on exercise for learning and training.

Project Chappie - Used by the cyber team to practice

Who can join the cyber team?

Anyone! If you have a passion to learn more about all that goes into cyber security and maintaining secure systems, this is the place!

Why join the cyber team?

  • It's a great way to meet other students who are passionate about cyber security
  • The cyber team has access to the equipment in our security lab which allows them to enhance their technical skills
  • It's a great way to meet industry professionals via guest speaker & networking opportunities
  • The cyber team competes in regional events - employers look for this type of experience when reviewing resumes.
  • Give back to the community by becoming a CyberPatriot mentor!