In early February 2023, several members of EHC competed in the Southeastern Collegiate Cyber Defense Challenge Regionals round, a popular blue teaming competition where teams are tasked with protecting a collection of vulnerable machines from professional red teamers who volunteer their time to wreak havoc on university students' attempts to beat them.
The competition lasted several hours and became increasingly chaotic, imitating what a multi-hour external attack on systems could look like. Mixed into the protection of systems, however, are customer requests from the fictional company that teams "work" for in the scenario.
Through the competition this year, EHC's team learned about technical topics like AWS, Windows, Linux, and more, as well as working together under pressure and planning for/preventing potential attacks.
Overall, the team felt it was a great learning experience and had lots of fun on competition day!