Monday, November 14, 2011

CyberPatriot Welcomes MIT Lincoln Laboratory as New Sponsor

AFA recently announced that MIT Lincoln Laboratory has joined the list of prestigious sponsors supporting AFA’s education initiative, CyberPatriot, the national high school cyber security competition.

MIT Lincoln Laboratory is a federally funded research and development center that applies advanced technology to problems of national security. Their research and development activities focus on long-term technology development as well as rapid system prototyping and demonstration.

CyberPatriot, established in 2008 by AFA, is an exciting competition that teaches students how to defend and protect computer systems from cyber threats and potential hackers. CyberPatriot IV kicked off its competition late October 2011, with more than 1,000 teams around the country (and five in Canada) registered to participate.
“We are thrilled to be a part of the National High School Cyber Defense Competition,” said Dr. Eric D. Evans, Director of MIT Lincoln Laboratory. “MIT Lincoln Laboratory has been working to encourage young people to enter the STEM fields, and we look forward to a long relationship with the CyberPatriot program.”
Lincoln Lab joins CyberPatriot as a Cyber Silver sponsor, adding even more energy to the nation’s largest and fastest growing youth cyber challenge.

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