Red vs. Blue (RvB) is a SWIFT-run competition that enables its teams competing in CCDC and CPTC to share their technical knowledge and expertise with other students. RvB is modeled after CCDC and places a team of 4 students into a vulnerable network they have to protect. SWIFT board, alumni, and volunteers act as an adversary trying to compromise the network and give students a unique experience of troubleshooting and incident response in an active breach scenario. Originating from a partnership between SWIFT and Troy High School, we aim to expand this opportunity for SWIFT members and give the competition experience into everyone's hands.
RvB uses three main metrics to give points to participants: Secure Configuration Score (SCS), Service Uptime, and Injects.
Our scoring engine checks for specific security configurations that you should implement.
RvB mocks a real business. Keeping your business up and actually functional is important. You get a small amount of points every few minutes if you keep your service functional. However, if you are unable keep your service operational for too long, you will receive a point penalty.
Throughout the competition, as if defending your network from an active red wasn't enough, your team will receive additional business tasks, injects, from the business that hired you. Submitting injects will reward you with extra points, but make sure to do it before the deadline or no points for you.