2018 SEC Academic Conference
SEC teams will compete in hackathon fashion to develop a solution for a real-world cybersecurity problem posed to them at the kick off. Teams’ results will be judged, and the best and most innovative will win top honors.
Guidelines for Team
- One team per SEC school
- 6 members max per team
- Faculty advisor required
- Undergraduate and/or graduate students
- Bring your own equipment; wireless Internet access will be provided
- Work areas will be provided to each team and will include table, chairs, a whiteboard, and markers
- Meals for team members will be provided starting with dinner at the kick off Saturday through breakfast Monday morning
Saturday, April 7th
- 5 p.m. Kickoff with Challenge in the Student Center Ballroom
Sunday, April 8th
- Work day
Monday, April 9th
- 10 a.m. Submission deadline, judging begins in Student Center Ballroom
- 5:30 p.m. Awards Ceremony at the Auburn Arena
Team awarded first place will be expected to present its project at the event.
Judging and Awards
Cyber Challenge judges will be professionals working in the cybersecurity industry. At the conclusion of the challenge, each team will conduct a 10 minute presentation to describe and demonstrate its solution to the panel of judges. Prizes (to be determined) will be awarded to the first, second and third place teams at the awards ceremony on Monday, April 9th. The team awarded first place will be expected to present its project at the event.
Registration and Contact Information
Team Registration deadline is Friday, March 23rd. Please email student and advisor names to Dr. David Umphress. Conference registration fees will be comped for these individuals. Hotel rooms can be reserved at The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center at the conference group rate. Please visit the conference website at http://ocm.auburn.edu/sec for more travel information.
Dr. David Umphress
Dept. of Computer Science and Software Engineering