Maryland Cyber Challenge and Conference (MDC3)
Department of Defense Cyber Crime Center (DC3)
The Department of Defense Cyber Crime Center (DC3) sets standards for digital evidence processing, analysis, and diagnostics for any DoD investigation that requires computer forensic support to detect, enhance, or recover digital media, including audio and video. The center assists in criminal, counterintelligence, counterterrorism, and fraud investigations of the Defense Criminal Investigative Organizations (DCIOs) and DoD counterintelligence activities. It also supports safety investigations and Inspector General and commander-directed inquiries. DC3 aids in meeting intelligence community document exploitation objectives from a criminal law enforcement forensics and counterintelligence perspective. DC3 provides computer investigation training to forensic examiners, investigators, system administrators, and any other DoD members who must ensure Defense information systems are secure from unauthorized use, criminal and fraudulent activities, and foreign intelligence service exploitation. DC3 remains on the leading edge of computer technologies and techniques through research, development, testing, and evaluation applied to digital evidence processing and computer forensic analysis; and by partnering with governmental, academic, and private industry computer security officials.
Maryland has become, as Governor Martin O’Malley puts it, “the National Epicenter” of Cyber Security. To honor Maryland’s stature as a hub for digital forensics innovation, training, and recruitment, the Defense Cyber Crime Center (DC3) announces the DC3 Digital Forensics Maryland Challenge (DC3 Maryland Challenge) as part of the global DC3 Digital Forensics Challenge (DC3 Challenge). Participants residing in Maryland are eligible to receive a special recognition at the close of 2013 in addition to their general DC3 Digital Forensics Challenge prize eligibility.
As part of the DC3 Challenge, it is the goal of the Maryland Challenge to serve as a call to the digital forensics community to cultivate new cyber professionals and pioneer new investigative tools, techniques, and methodologies. In the 2011 DC3 Challenge, Maryland hosted the second highest number of teams amongst the entire United States. Impressed by the numbers, The DC3 Digital Forensics Challenge team decided to up the ante and showcase the enthusiasm and hard work of the Maryland participants.
NICE Framework Category
Multiple Skills released in smaller challenges throughout the event period.
Orientation & Team Structure
Teams including high school through professionals, civilian and military
Team Based Defense and CTF
Website & Schedule
October 20-21, 2016