Monday, October 24, 2011

CyberPatriot Goes International

AFA is proud to announce that this year’s CyberPatriot competition has more than 1,000 teams registered, comprised not only of U.S. students, but also several Canadian teams. 

CyberPatriot IV welcomes a contingent of five teams from the province of Manitoba, Canada, participating in CyberPatriot’s initial international expansion. Sisler High School, Arts and Technology Centre, and Technical Vocational High School in Winnipeg; Garden Valley Collegiate in Winkler; and Morden Collegiate in Morden will compete alongside the competition’s Open Division.

Besides having teams representing all 50 states and DC, CyberPatriot also has teams in Puerto Rico and U.S. Department of Defense Dependent Schools in both Europe and the Pacific. But this is the competition’s first effort to include a non-U.S. affiliated school.

“I am very pleased with the growth of this program, seeing that it is not only reaching all 50 states here in this country, but attracting educators and students beyond our borders,” said Bernie Skoch, CyberPatriot Commissioner. “Cyber security is a global concern and this program is equipping thousands of students with the technical basics to better protect themselves.”

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

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