Monday, October 17, 2011

CyberPatriot Draws in More than 1,000 Teams

Registration for CyberPatriot IV officially closed last week and this year's competition has now drawn in 1,019 teams, representing all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and U.S. Department of Defense Dependent Schools in both Europe and the Pacific.

Established by the AFA in 2008, CyberPatriot is the nation’s largest and fastest growing high school cyber security challenge. Last year’s competition had more than 660 teams vying for a chance to compete among the top qualifying teams. Its unique structure provides students hands-on learning while competing virtually against their peers and introduces many to the idea of cyber security as a profession.

Teams are now preparing for preliminary online rounds of competition, which begin October 28 for the All Service Division and November 4 for the Open Division. Is your local high school or Civil Air Patrol squadron represented in this year's competition? Find out here ( and make sure to follow the progress of your team!

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

Also: CyberPatriot is a member of the U.S. Cyber Challenge (USCC), a national coalition of public-private sector entities collaborating to enhance the workforce with the next generation of cyber security professionals through skill development activities, mentoring, and resources, and the facilitation of scholarship, internship and employment opportunities.


O'Donnell, J. L. Jr. said...

IMMEDIATE action/reaction force.

Responding to "Words Matter" by President Michael Dunn.

O'Donnell, J. L. Jr. said...
Too quick on the trigger - failed to add scope to my discription.
Should read "IMMEDIATE Global action/reaction force.
"Words Matter" by President Michael Dunn