The Collegiate Penetration Testing Competition (CPTC) provides a vehicle for up and coming cybersecurity student teams to build and hone the skills required to effectively discover, triage, and mitigate critical security vulnerabilities. This competition is unique in offering a simulated environment that mimics realworld networks. The competition focuses on improving the security posture of a fictitious organization and reporting on risks in a manner that is similar to a real professional environment.
The competition begins with regional competitions, hosted by universities around the United States. The best teams from each region and several of the best teams nationwide then proceed to the National competition in Rochester, NY each fall. Additional information about each, including hosts, sponsors, and local contacts can be found within the following specific regional pages.