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Five Teams Advance to Finals in National Cyber Competition

ARLINGTON, Va. Feb. 18, 2011 CyberPatriot III

Orlando, Florida

Congratulations to the advancing teams:

  • Ramona High School Ramona, Calif.
  • Marine JROTC Fitchburg, Mass.
  • Clearfield High School Clearfield, Utah
  • Buena High School Sierra Vista, Ariz.
  • Orlando, Fla.

Josh Dovi

CyberPatriot, created by the Air Force Association, is an education initiative that provides students hands-on learning about cyber security while virtually competing against their peers. More than 650 teams from all over the country registered to compete for the 2010-11 school year with nearly 450 signing up for the All Service Division.

Throughout the competition, teams race against the clock and their peers to find and correct weaknesses in simulated computer networks that have been pre-configured with security problems. This competition was the most difficult to date, with 12 systems having to be protected.

By participating in CyberPatriot, these students are learning valuable information to better protect themselves in a society that is highly dependent on cyber systems.

"It’s really thrilling to be here," Dovi said about his team’s placement in the finals. "At first we really didn’t think we would make it, but with encouragement from our IT mentors and parents of the other team members, we were able to pull through."

Bernie Skoch

March 31 to April 1 Washington, D.C.

University of Texas-San Antonio www.uscyberpatriot.org

AFA www.afa.org

SOURCE Air Force Association

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