Registration is open for the squadron’s CyberPatriot CP-XIII competition. Basic computer skills (how to navigate file systems, familiarity with Windows operating system), and a computer running Windows that is capable of virtualization are all that is required. When you join the team, you must be committed to studying the materials on Windows Server, Cisco, and Ubuntu Linux. The training coaches are 2nd Lt Michael Connell and C/Lt. Col. Sean Flynn. During the competition, we will be competing with other squadrons and schools around the country. Based on previous years, competitions are held at Newburgh Free Academy on Fridays from 3:00 PM to 10 PM; however, this might be revisited given the current pandemic. Below is a link to the current competition timeline.
If you would like to participate contact me firstname.lastname@example.org.
C/1st Lt Brian Connell
What is CyberPatriot?
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. – CyberPatriot Website. The video below provides an overview of the program.