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CyberSEED brings together top information security professionals and business leaders to discuss emerging cybersecurity trends


What is CyberSEED?

cyberseed logoCybersecurity Competitions at the University of Connecticut on March 4, 2023

The 2023 Edition of CyberSEED will be online!

Hosted by the Connecticut Advanced Computing Center (CACC), CyberSEED brings together dozens of universities and colleges to compete in unique cybersecurity challenges for awesome prizes.



Deadline: March 1 (midnight), 2023 - Register Here

It seems that online is the way to go and CyberSEED'23 will continue with this tradition. The 23 Edition is a completely online event. As before, we welcome teams who will compete in a new and exciting capture the flag event designed specifically for this latest installment of CyberSEED. We look forward to a great event with broad participation. Let the fun begin!


cyber skylineThe Capture the Flag Competition will touch on a variety of cybersecurity challenges including a set of flags focusing on reverse engineering, web application security, network traffic analysis, cryptography, amongst others. The competition will require breadth of skills including some basic scripted programming capabilities as well as a facility with network monitoring and forensics tools.

Competition platform provided by Cyber Skyline.

Logistics and Activities

  • Where The event is completely online. We will be using Slack to coordinate the event and communicate with all the teams during the event.
  • When The event will take place on March 4, 2023 from 9:30AM to 5:30PM Eastern time. Orientation will take place at the start of the event. Actual kick off at 10AM. End of games at 5PM.
  • Prizes Winners will have to register with the UConn system (become a vendor) to claim their winnings.

Student Requirements:

Students should be prepared with laptops. The ability to execute code in a Linux environment (physical or virtual) will be helpful but not required.


cyberseed prizesThe prizes break down as follows:

  • First place: $3,000
  • Second place: $2,500
  • Third place: $2,000
  • Fourth place: $1,500
  • Fifth place: $1,000
  • Sixth place: $500
  • Seventh place: $250
  • Eight place: $250
  • Ninth place: $250
  • Tenth place: $250


Day Schedule

Time Event
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM Opening Remarks and Kickoff with Synchrony
10:00 AM Competition commences
5:00 PM Close of competition
5:00 PM : 5:30 PM Scoring break
5:30 PM Awards and closing

Frequently Asked Questions


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This edition of CyberSEED is completely online to keep the pandemic at bay.

History and Facts

  • March 2022 - UCONN Hosts CyberSEED'22
  • March 2021 - UCONN Hosts CyberSEED'21
  • October 2019 - UCONN Hosts CyberSEED'19
  • October 2017 - UCONN Hosts CyberSEED'17
  • October 2016 - UCONN Hosts CyberSEED'16
  • October 2015 - UCONN Hosts CyberSEED'15
  • February 24, 2015 - The chief cybersecurity adviser for the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) joins a distinguished group of cybersecurity experts to discuss the evolving cyber threat landscape and the role that industry is playing in safeguarding the nation's critical infrastructure.
  • October 20, 2014 - CyberSEED launches only six months after CSI was established on the Uconn Storrs campus. The center unites the expertise of researchers within Uconn's existing Center for Hardware Assurance, Security and Engineering, and Comcast's leadership in internet systems security.
  • April 10, 2014 - The University of Connecticut, home to the nation's foremost center on hardware security, and Comcast announce the establishment of the Center of Excellence for Security Innovation (CSI) at UConn.

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