The National Youth Cyber Defense Competition
New for 2017-2018 School Year: 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. 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.
Mt. Everett will be fielding a team in the National Youth Cyber Defense Competition. The team will meet after school starting in September. The first competition is in November. Chris Thompson mentors the team.