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April 18, 2020
VCU College Of Engineering East Hall
401 W. Main St., Richmond, VA 23284

Due to university changes over COVID-19 (coronavirus), M2M has been postponed until Spring 2021. Join our mailing list to receive competition date and location updates. Contact us at M2M@vcu.edu if you have any questions.

What is M2M?

M2M is a multi-focus daylong hacking competition — capture the flag/jeopardy-style — that tests competitors’ cyber- and cyber-physical security skills in a variety of machine-to-machine challenges. M2M combines computer engineering and electrical engineering to offer challenges that require competitors to confront all aspects of modern security. Sign up in a team of 2 to 4 people to complete challenges of varying difficulties that require specialized knowledge of electrical engineering and computer engineering.

View the 2020 M2M Rulebook.

Computer Engineering

Application Security
Firmware Extraction
Data Encryption
Digital Logic
Network Security

Electrical Engineering

Circuit Analysis and Manipulation
Hardware Vulnerability Exploitation

Learn more about Electrical and Computer Engineering


Sponsorship Levels


  • Create Unlimited Challenges
  • Event Co-Host*
  • Lunch Named After Your Company*
  • Access to All Resumes
  • Representative and Booth
  • Logo on Printed Material


  • Create up to 5 Challenges
  • Breakfast Named After Your Company
  • Access to All Resumes
  • Representative and Booth
  • Logo on Printed Material


  • Create a Challenge
  • Access to All Resumes
  • Representative and Booth
  • Logo on Printed Material

*limited to 1

Competition Brackets

M2M is open to all students currently enrolled at VCU or another university. Both undergraduate and graduate students are welcome to compete.

Team Prizes

To be determined

Thanks to our 2020 Sponsor

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Platinum Sponsor


Subject to change

Frequently Asked Questions

How is M2M free to competitors?

Unlike many hacking competitions, M2M is an entirely sponsor-driven event. Our awesome sponsors enable us to provide fantastic challenges, prizes, facilities, and food at no expense to our competitors.

What should I bring to the event?

All you need is a laptop capable of connecting to WiFi. We recommend installing a virtual machine or dual-boot with Kali Linux. Through the competition we will be providing various hardware for you to use. All teams will be given the same hardware and are responsible for any installation required.

What will I eat?

M2M will be providing breakfast and lunch.

What if I don’t have a team or what if my team is too small?

That’s okay! We can put you on a team with others also participating. Teams will be made up of a minimum of 3 people and a maximum of 4.


For Attendees:


For Sponsors:

Philip O’Connor
Executive Director
VCU College of Engineering Foundation and Corporate Relations

Contact Us

(804) 828-0181

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