CAE Cyber Competitions in 2022

CAE Institutional Cyber hacking challenges, get a team and sign up!


The National Centers of Academic Excellence (CAE) in Cybersecurity Community is composed of more than 300 institutions across five geographic regions, and the national competition program will follow this regional structure. Each region is led by a Regional Competition Coordinator, and the first competition cycle will have the capacity for up to 165 CAE institutions to participate.

As a member of the CAE community, University of Denver students have the opportunity to participate in these nationwide cyber security training events. There are multiple different types of games/competitions, from typical capture the flag (CTF) style, to blue team (cyber defense), table top exercises and more!

There are multiple events for this academic year (2022-2023), please see the attached flyers for more information.

  • MISI Hack the Building: test your attacker and defender expertise in an real world scenario where you get to hack a hospital! See flyer for more details.

  • NCAE Cyber Games returns! For all levels, red/blue class CTF style event. Registration and qualifying rounds start soon See flyer for more details.


If you’re already a student at DU, join the DUCC (DU Cyber Club) slack channel for updates CS@DU Slack. You’ll have to join our CS@DU slack workspace first, then join the DUCC channel. Email us if you have any issues!

If you’re not already a student at DU, but are interested in learning more, Email us about the courses and programs at the University of Denver, browse this site, or check out the University of Denver Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science main site for more info!

Nathan S. Evans
Nathan S. Evans
Teaching Associate Professor, Academic Director for Cyber Security, University of Denver

Research includes networking, network security, software security and systems.