TCP is proud to host student groups across many domains to better our students' academic environment and educational opportunities.
CU Blockchain is a University of Colorado Boulder affiliated hub for students to learn about blockchain technology and partake in related projects. They are focused on helping each other learn about the future impact of blockchain on the world, as well as spreading accurate information about cryptocurrencies to the public. Additional topics they actively discuss are developing, investing, trading, security, staking, mining, history, and ICOs. If you are interested in the future of money and technology, then this is the place for you.
CU Cybersecurity Club teaches a variety of skills that are useful for aspiring pentesters, IT professionals and security researchers, including tools, such as Wireshark and nmap, physical cybersecurity, and XSS, SQL injections, URL attacks, and other common vulnerabilities in web applications.
Other club activities include talks by people involved in the Boulder InfoSec community and interactive demonstrations with vulnerable web applications. Some members also work on projects together; for instance, the leadership is currently involved in building CTF competitions for the club.
Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (CCDC) Team
CU Boulder's inaugural CCDC team won their local competition and placed third in the Regional CCDC competition - congrats CU CCDC!
CCDC competitions ask student teams to assume administrative and protective duties for an existing “commercial” network – typically a small company with 50+ users, 7 to 10 servers, and common Internet services such as a web server, mail server, and e-commerce site. Each team begins the competition with an identical set of hardware and software and is scored on their ability to detect and respond to outside threats, maintain availability of existing services such as mail servers and web servers, respond to business requests such as the addition or removal of additional services, and balance security needs against business needs. Throughout the competition an automated scoring engine is used to verify the functionality and availability of each team’s services on a periodic basis and traffic generators continuously feed simulated user traffic into the competition network. A volunteer red team provides the “external threat” all Internet-based services face and allows the teams to match their defensive skills against live opponents.
Defense Industry Student Union
The Defense Industry Student Union is dedicated to an interdisciplinary focus on cybersecurity, technology, and policy in regards to the defense industry. We will strive to keep our members updated on emerging trends in the field and develop a professional network to help students with employment opportunities. The Defense Industry Student Union is a group of students dedicated to building and maintaining a professional network in the defense industry.