Regis University Hosts 14th Annual Rocky Mountain Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition Qualifying Round

Regis University hosted the 14th consecutive qualifying round for the Rocky Mountain Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (RMCCDC) on Saturday, Feb. 3. Fifteen university and college teams from four states converged at Regis University to demonstrate their skills in cybersecurity. The top eight teams emerging from this round will advance to the RMCCDC, scheduled for March 8-9, 2024.

The RMCCDC is a unique challenge, as the top-performing teams will assume the role of a security operations team defending a fictitious company against a Red Team of up to 30 professional ethical hackers. This competition emphasizes the operational aspect of managing and safeguarding a "commercial" network infrastructure while preserving core business competencies.

The top eight teams advancing to the RMCCDC are: 

  • BYU
  • Southern Utah University
  • Colorado School of Mines
  • University of Colorado Boulder
  • United States Air Force Academy
  • BYU Idaho
  • Utah Valley University
  • University of Colorado Colorado Springs


The winner of the RMCCDC will advance and represent the Rocky Mountain Region at the National Championship, to be held on April 25 -27, 2024.

Regis congratulates the top finalists as well as all the competing universities and colleges on a job well done.


About the Competition

The Rocky Mountain Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (RMCCDC) is a well-established competition that provides collegiate teams an opportunity to test their cybersecurity knowledge and abilities. This is Regis University’s 14th year as Rocky Mountain regional host of competitors from Kansas, Utah, Nebraska and, Colorado.  The winning team represents the Rocky Mountain region at the National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition.


About Regis University

Established in 1877, Regis University is a premier, globally engaged institution of higher learning in the Jesuit tradition that prepares leaders to live productive lives of faith, meaning and service. Regis University, one of 27 Jesuit universities in the nation, has two campus locations in the Denver metro area and extensive online program offerings with more than 6,000 enrolled students. It is a federally designated Hispanic-Serving Institution. For more information, visit