Friday, September 9, 2011

CyberPatriot IV Exceeds 500 Teams

AFA announced yesterday that CyberPatriot IV, the National High School Cyber Defense Competition, now has more than 500 teams registered to compete! With 46 states, Puerto Rico and U.S. Department of Defense Dependent Schools in England, Germany, Japan and Korea already represented, educators are seizing this great opportunity to bolster STEM education in their communities. Only Connecticut, Rhode Island, Vermont and Wyoming have yet to join the national challenge.

The October 8 deadline to participate in this premier competition is now less than a month away. 

CyberPatriot is the one-of-a-kind national cyber security competition for high school students—and the ultimate cyber game! Competitors get to control simulated computer networks, learning to defend and protect computer systems from cyber threats and potential hackers. Established in 2008 by AFA, this program provides students hands-on learning about technology, emphasizing teamwork, leadership and critical-thinking. 

CyberPatriot also offers support and technical expertise from industry leaders, including CyberPatriot III’s presenting sponsor Northrop Grumman and founding partners SAIC and the CIAS at the University of Texas-San Antonio.  

Educators can learn more about CyberPatriot and sign up at

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