National High School Cyber Defense Competition Registering Teams For FallCyberPatriot III is presented by Northrop Grumman
ARLINGTON, Va., Aug. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The registration deadline is
looming to participate in the nation's premier high school cyber defense
competition, CyberPatriot III.
"Our unique online competition still has room for teams," said Bernie Skoch,
CyberPatriot Commissioner. "To join, a high school teacher signs up and signs on
five bright students for a fun, hands-on learning opportunity. It's a great
chance for the top teams to win scholarship money and a trip to Washington,
CyberPatriot,presented by Northrop Grumman, is the one-of-a-kind national cyber
security competition produced by the Air Force Association (AFA), a nonprofit
organization headquartered near Washington, D.C. The registration deadline is
October 8, 2010.
Teams of five, with an approved coach (generally a teacher) sponsoring them,
learn to defend a computer network from real-life computer threat scenarios. In
the fall, hundreds of teams across the nation will square off online, using
special software and programs provided by CyberPatriot, to competitively solve
vulnerabilities in their network. The top teams then compete again in a series
of online rounds to determine finalists for an all-expenses-paid trip to the
nation's capital and the Championship Round at the Gaylord National Convention
Center, in conjunction with AFA's Cyber Futures Symposium and Technology
Exposition in April of 2011.
Any high school can field a team for the Open Division, while JROTC units from
any service or Civil Air Patrol are also eligible to field a team for the All
Service Division. The educational experience and materials are identical for
students in either division.
"Cyber security is growing in importance, and will be an important career path,"
said Skoch, a retired Air Force Brigadier General. "CyberPatriot gives young
people an inside look at an exciting field, and could lead to more options for a
college educational track."
Coaches can learn more about CyberPatriotand sign up at www.uscyberpatriot.org.
Information is also available from the CyberPatriot staff at