SUBMITTED BY Lt. Col William Campbell
WHAT IS CYBERPATRIOT?
CyberPatriot is the National Youth Cyber Education Program. At the center of CyberPatriot is the National Youth Cyber Defense Competition. The competition puts teams of high school and middle school students in the position of newly hired IT professionals tasked with managing the network of a small company. In the rounds of competition, teams are given a set of virtual images that represent operating systems and are tasked with finding cybersecurity vulnerabilities within the images and hardening the system while maintaining critical services in a six hour period. Teams compete for the top placement within their state and region, and the top teams in the nation earn all-expenses paid trips to Baltimore, MD for the National Finals Competition where they can earn national recognition and scholarship money.
We began today and we are in the middle of Round 1 Competition and so far we are very competitive. We should easily advance to the next round and will definitely be in the State Championship round again this year!
Below are some pics of the team this morning.
Front Row (left to right): Elizabeth Salyers, Dylan Ratliff, Sativa Thacker, Zach Broughton
Back Row (left to right): Tayler Darlas, Michael Akers, Lucas Bruce, Zane Thacker