October 9-10, 2018 | The Hyatt Regency Baltimore Inner Harbor | Baltimore, MD

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Maryland Cyber Challenge

*Teams may still register to compete in this challenge starting in Round 2 but make note that Round 1 cannot be made up. Teams just starting in Round 2 can conceivably get enough points to move on to the finals.

Calling all cyber competitors, mentors, trainers and teachers.

Maryland Cyber Challenge

The Cyber Maryland Challenge seeks teams willing to test a range of skills in a battle of real world cyber challenges.

Your team will climb a ladder of challenges demonstrating an ability to work together, understand both simple and complex vulnerabilities, defensive operations and gamified offensive operations.

Game on!

Quick Facts

  • Started in 2011 as the Maryland Cyber Challenge and Conference
  • Open to competitors nationwide
  • Originally hosted Three divisions include high school, college and professional
  • Team size: 3-6
  • First enabled by the SAIC CyberNEXS competition engine, now powered by the POINT3 ESCALATE Challenge Ecosystem
  • Technical focus: vulnerability mitigation, computer forensics, cyber defense and capture the flag, select offensive operations
  • Approximately 700 competitors across 115 teams each year
  • More than $250K in awards distributed by the National Security Agency, SAIC and other competition sponsors


  • There will be two competition categories, high school and college.
  • Teams will consist up to 6 players
  • Registration fee will be $180 per team (high school) and $240 per team (college). Registration is now open.
  • The Orientation session will start on Wed Aug 15th at 2pm. (See below)
  • Qualification Round 1 will September 8-9, 2018.
  • Qualification Round 2 will be September 22-23, 2018.
  • Cram session week of October 1, 2018.
  • Finals to be held Live at CyberMaryland in Baltimore on October 10
  • Prizes (TBA) will be presented LIVE by DIRNSA or similar during a closing session at Cyber Maryland

Greetings Competitors!

The orientation session for the Maryland Cyber Challenge will be held on Wed Aug 15th at 2pm. This will be an introduction to the competition platform and an opportunity for competitors to ask questions about the competition this year.

The orientation session will be conducted via web conference by our friends at Point3 and will be recorded for anyone that is not able to attend the live session. Should any additional questions arise after the orientation session we will make sure we get you answers. The recorded link will be sent at the conclusion of the session.

Please visit https://www.crowdcast.io/e/point3intro to sign up for the orientation session using the "Save my spot" button.

We look forward to your participation in the Maryland Cyber Challenge!


High School Level Challenge Team $180.00
College Level Challenge Team $240.00

Any questions or concerns, please contact Steve Morrill

If you have already registered but would like to change/update your team members, please click here.
Register for the Maryland Cyber Challenge

Registration space is limited, so be sure to sign up early!

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