Cyber Defense Competition

April 13-15, 2019  •  Trident Technical College  •  North Charleston, SC

About The Event

About The Event

The Palmetto Cyber Defense Competition PCDC is a three-day Cyber Defense Competition held by the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic in collaboration with the South Carolina Lowcountry Chapter of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA).


Saturday through Monday
April 13-15, 2019


Promoting cyber security education and awareness

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PCDC is an event for the promotion of Cyber Security education and awareness. Competition energizes local high schools and colleges to develop invigorating and focused curriculum for the technical needed in today’s fast-paced and challenging cyber environment.

Competition is an all-day event followed by awards presentations and a networking opportunity where representatives of local technology companies and SPAWAR Leadership. Each day brings a new set of competitors to the field allowing South Carolina high schools, regional colleges, and cyber security professionals to go head-to-head.

Each 6-member team must work together as a real company would to defend their network from red team attacks while maintaining crucial business services and responding to customer and administrative demands. Winners are the most successful at thwarting the effects of hackers while keeping their businesses online and functioning.

Event Schedule

Three days of challenging competition

Saturday • High School Competition

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Sunday • College Competition

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Monday • Cyber Security Professionals Competition

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Event Venue

Learn more about Trident Technical College

Trident Technical College, North Charleston, South Carolina

More than 15,000 students are attending TTC to prepare for a successful future. The college offers more than 150 programs of study, including transfer programs for those continuing at four-year colleges and beyond.


2018 Winners

Congratulations to these winning teams

High School

  1. Palmetto Scholars Academy
  2. Porter Gaud
  3. Home School Network

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  1. Clemson
  2. College of Charleston
  3. University of South Carolina

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  1. CSRA

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