Thursday, February 2, 2012

CyberPatriot Announces Open Division Finalists

CyberPatriot has officially announced the top 12 Open Division teams who have surpassed hundreds of their peers, advancing to the National Finals Competition of the nation’s largest and fastest growing high school cyber defense competition!.

In this two-track competition, teams have registered from public, private, parochial and home schools in the Open Division, and Junior ROTC units of all Services and Civil Air Patrol squadrons filled the All Service Division. In all, more than 1,000 teams registered to participate this year, representing all 50 states, U.S. Department of Defense Dependent Schools in Europe and the Pacific, and Canada.

The Open Division began with more than 400 teams registered. After two energetic rounds of competition, 41 teams advanced to Round 3. During their third and final round of competition, held on January 27-28, 2012, the teams eagerly defended their simulated “networks of computers,” continuing to build knowledge on improving computer systems and strengthening security features. The teams’ scores were based on how quickly and effectively they established and maintained secure networks.

Now, the group has been narrowed to 12, and each team will receive all-expenses-paid trips to the CyberPatriot National Finals Competition held in the Washington, DC area, March 22 -24, 2012, where teams will compete face to face and defend virtual networks from a professional aggressor team. 

Congratulations to the following advancing Open Division teams:
  • LAUSD’s Franklin High School, Los Angeles, CA
  • Palos Verdes Peninsula High School, Rolling Hills Estates, CA
  • MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Lexington, MA
  • Monroe Career and Technical Institute, Bartonsville, PA
  • Alamo Academies, San Antonio, TX
  • Marshall Academy, Falls Church, VA
  • Joel E. Ferris High School, Spokane, WA
  • John R. Rogers High School, Team 1, Spokane, WA
  • John R. Rogers High School, Team 2, Spokane, WA 
  • John R. Rogers High School, Team 3, Spokane, WA
  • Lewis and Clark High School, Spokane, WA
  • North Central High School, Spokane, WA
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