TCP is proud to host student groups across many domains to better our students' academic environment and educational opportunities.

Student Groups

CU Blockchain

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 crypto currencies 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.

Cybersecurity Club

CU Cybersecurity Club teaches a variety of skills that are useful for aspiring pen testers, 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.



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.

Defense Industry Student Union's BuffConnect Site

Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

SWE CU Boulder is focused on building an inclusive community of strong female engineers and other minorities, while remaining open to all who support these groups in STEM. Their goal is to establish a secure and substantial support system for the collegiate to professional transition, by giving back through our various outreach programs, furthering opportunities for their members and cultivating a strong network within the CU community.

They have outreach and professional development events, as well as meetings every Tuesday at 6:30pm throughout the semester.


Sign up for CU SWE Weekly Newsletter

Women in Computing (WIC)

CU Boulder WIC is a networking group that brings in local companies from around the area for events like mock interview and resume review sessions. They also socialize among their own members, providing opportunity to hear what other CU WIC members are doing, and they promote increased involvement of women in computing by encouraging females to join and attending related conferences.


Subscribe to CU WIC Mailing List

Annual Student Competitions

Our 2020 team just passed the qualifier and is headed to the regional competition soon - good luck, BuffOvrFlows!

CU Boulder's inaugural CCDC team won their local 2019 qualifier and placed third in the 2019 Rocky Mountain Regional CCDC competition - congrats CU CCDC!

These 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.

CCDC Website

TCP's BuffOvrFlows won the local 2019 lab competition at NREL in November!

The CyberForce Competition is a cyber workforce development competition that focuses on the defensive and hardening nature of energy cyber infrastructure.

CyberForce Competition Website

HackCU was started five years ago by a group of passionate students who wanted to provide other students the time and space to work on projects they don’t normally work on through school. Since then we’ve been committed to fulfilling our mission of bringing you high-quality, inclusive events open to people of all levels of experience.

HackCU Website

TCP has contributed 4 of the final 18 teams over the past 3 years at Founder's Fund, the ultimate H4D venture challenge. Approximately 250 teams compete nationally each year from top universities in this competition.

Hacking for Defense® (H4D) is a credit-bearing university class that offers the Department of Defense and Intelligence Community the opportunity to collaborate with talented student teams to develop innovative solutions to the nation’s emerging threats. At CU Boulder, we call this class "Designing for Defense (D4D)". This unique approach allows D4D to engage multiple audiences. D4D facilitates student experience, agile problem solving, DOD connections, and university benefits.

H4D Website

The TCP BuffOverFlows won the inaugural 2019 Wicked6 eSports Cyber Games!

Wicked6 is a fundraiser and cybersecurity exhibition in a thrilling esports arena in Las Vegas. The inaugural event took place on August 8, 2019. Join us on August 6, 2020 for the second annual Wicked6 Cyber Games. This is a week when cybersecurity leaders from around the world come to Las Vegas, and all are welcome to come by to experience this exciting and unique cyber competition as a player, sponsor, or avid fan. Wicked6 will raise funds for the Women’s Society of Cyberjutsu, a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit that promotes training, mentoring and more to advance women and girls in cybersecurity careers.

Wicked6 Website