What is CyberSEED ?

Cybersecurity Competitions at the University of Connecticut

March 4, 2023

Competition results

This was another fantastic edition with 333 registrations and 118 teams who participated in the event. The competition was fierce! The table below offers a summary of the top-10, prize winning teams! The maximum score attainable was 2700. Once more, I'd like to extend my congratulations to the roster below as well as to all the participants. I hope it was as much fun for you to engage in and we look forward to see you again!

Rank School Team Name Points Accuracy
1 University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign SIGwny 2495 98.85%
2 University of North Georgia NullPTR 2395 87.50%
3 Michigan Technological University CyberSNEED_v2 2390 93.41%
4 University of Central Florida KnightSec 2310 85.00%
5 Florida Institute of Technology FITSEC - Knights of the Hash Table 2265 82.83%
6 Syracuse University OttoLock 2225 78.30%
7 University of Connecticut The Heinous Hominids 2165 58.82%
8 University of Connecticut The distinguished gentlemen of UConn Cybersecurity Club 2150 85.57%
9 California State University - Fullerton CSUF 2145 73.87%
10 University of Tulsa Shadow Wizard Money Gang 2145 65.04%

The 2023 Edition of CyberSEED will be online!

George 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


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!


The 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. CyberSkyline

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.



The 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


  • How can participants register ?

    Competitors must register as a team.

  • How large (or small) can teams be ?

    Team Size - Minimum: 2 Maximum: 4

  • Are there any legal documentation to take care off ?

    Completion of the CyberSEED Liability Waiver is required to participate in the competition. Please email completed forms to

  • What if my contact information changed since my last CyberSEED participation ?

    If you are a prior CyberSEED participant and have completed supplier (vendor) setup previously, you must log into HuskyBuy to ensure your mailing address is correct and update as necessary.

  • What is the story with the HuskyBuy Supplier Portal ?

    HuskyBuy Supplier Portal – Existing Suppliers: UConn upgraded their supplier (vendor) system to HuskyBuy in July 2018. Existing suppliers received email communication from UConn regarding the transition and how to access supplier accounts. With the system change, all supplier updates must be made by the supplier using the HuskyBuy Supplier Portal.

  • How do I proceed with the HuskyBuy Supplier Portal if I'm new to CyberSEED ?

    HuskyBuy Supplier Portal – New Supplier Registration: New Suppliers will receive an email invitation from titled “Supplier Invitation for University of Connecticut”. Follow the link in the email to the HuskyBuy Supplier Portal via the Register Now button. As a first time supplier you will be asked to create a new account. Click the Continue with Registration button to continue. After successful submission of your application you will receive confirmation of registration.




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

History & 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.