Thursday, November 4, 2010

CyberPatriot Prepares for Round Two:

Junior ROTC, Civil Air Patrol Teams Get Ready for Next Round of CyberPatriot

The nation’s largest youth cyber defense challenge is now preparing for its second round of competition, taking place this Saturday, November 6, at 10:00 A.M., EDT.

CyberPatriot is the premier high school cybersecurity challenge in the nation produced by AFA that was designed to inspire students to consider science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields in their studies.

The Saturday competition will have nearly All-Service teams virtually “face-off” for a chance to win scholarship money and an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C.

The competition’s first round took place Saturday, October 23, 2010, with more than 400 All-Service teams setting out to competitively ward off a series of cyber attacks and defend a virtualized network of computers. Teams are expected to be scored based on how quickly and effectively they establish and maintain secure networks.

Many teams were able to successfully compete, but due to exceptional high server demand, technical challenges impaired some teams’ ability to compete. As a result, every team was advanced to the second round of the competition. But the teams that were able to display exceptional performance received a “bye” for the second round of competition and will be advanced directly to the third round.

For a list of the 34 teams who have advanced to the third round, click here.

The Open Division begins competing on November 13.

CyberPatriot is presented by Northrop Grumman, with founding partners SAIC and the CIAS at the University of Texas-San Antonio.

More can be learned about CyberPatriot at

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