ARLINGTON, Va. July 18, 2011
The Air Force Association’s CyberPatriot Program Office recently launched a Facebook game, CyberVille, with a theme based on cyber defense. Sponsored by Northrop Grumman, this new game provides players insight on how vulnerable cyber systems are and the importance of practicing cyber security.
Game players use strategy and swiftness to repel waves of cyber attackers who try to hack cell phone systems, bank accounts and local companies. Success is measured by how well a player defends his or her town against malicious viruses and cyber attacks, and on how far he or she progresses.
CyberPatriot is the nation’s largest and fastest growing high school cyber defense competition. It provides students hands-on learning about technology, emphasizing teamwork and leadership, and exercising critical-thinking skills. Competitors get to control computer networks, learning to defend and protect computer systems from cyber threats and potential hackers.
October 8, 2011 www.uscyberpatriot.org
The AFA is a 501(c)(3), nonprofit organization promoting public understanding of aerospace power and the pivotal role it plays in the security of the nation. AFA has over 200 chapters nationally and internationally representing 120,000 members. Visit www.afa.org .
SOURCE Air Force Association