Networking and CyberSecurity students participated in the The CyberPatriot National Youth Cyber Education Program's Competition Qualification Round 1 on Friday, October 22nd. The CyberPatriot National Youth Cyber Education Program, sponsored by the Northrop Grumman Foundation and created by the Air Force Association, is designed to attract students to careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)—including cybersecurity-specific fields.
Students will participate in round 2 on November 15. Combined scores from both rounds will determine where they place for the state round in December.
“CyberPatriot is the National Youth Cyber Education Program created by the Air Force Association designed to inspire K-12 students toward careers in cybersecurity or other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines critical to our nation's future. At the core of the program is the National Youth Cyber Defense Competition, the nation's largest cyber defense competition that puts high school and middle school students in charge of securing virtual networks. Other programs include AFA CyberCamps, an elementary school cyber education initiative, a children’s literature series, CyberGenerations –a senior citizen cyber safety initiative, and a Tech Caregivers program designed to encourage cyber-savvy volunteers to give back to their communities.”