The Annual regional Pacific Rim Cyber Defense Competition (PRCCDC) is held in March, and hosted by Highline Community College. This event is an integral part of curriculum for the Center for Information Assurance and Cybersecurity at the University of Washington, and provides real world cybersecurity and information assurance experience that cannot be replicated in a typical classroom, making the students better trained and prepared when they graduate. The winning team continues to the National CCDC, in San Antonio, TX.
The First Pacific Rim Regional Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition—or “Geeks Under Attack!”— tested students’ ability to protect enterprise network and business information systems. Hosted by Microsoft and organized by Barbara Endicott-Popovsky, Director of the Center for Information Assurance and Cybersecurity at the University of Washington Information School, PRCCDC offered a challenging proving ground for nine teams of rising cybersecurity professionals. The documentary was funded by a generous gift from Microsoft.