Tuesday, November 6, 2012

CyberPatriot V’s All Service Division Completes First Round of Competition

CyberPatriot V – National High School Cyber Defense Competition has completed the first round of competition for its All Service Division, which consists of teams from Junior ROTC, Civil Air Patrol and the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps. During Friday and Saturday, November 2 – 3, competitors were scored on how well they strengthened their assigned simulated computer systems by finding and fixing security issues. The round was also the inaugural run of the new CyberPatriot Competition System (CCS), a new cyber training model. For the first time teams could receive real-time feedback of their scores along with a report of the scored problems they correctly solved.

More than 350 CyberPatriot teams competed online from the United States and as far away as the Department of Defense Dependents Schools in Germany, Japan, and Korea. Civil Air Patrol’s (CAP) Iredell Composite Squadron, from Statesville, North Carolina, was the first team to compete at 9:00 am, Friday morning. Misawa Air Base, Japan’s Robert D. Edgren High School’s Junior ROTC unit was the final team to compete on the system. 

This new system allows for more detailed feedback to the competitors that will enhance the educational value of the competition. Each year we work to advance the experience of our competitors. We think these capabilities in the new system will be a true asset in the preliminary rounds and further help develop career- and college-ready young adults. 

(More about CyberPatriot is available at www.uscyberpatriot.org.)

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