CyberPatriot: Training Future Cyber and STEM Leaders

CyberPatriot_WLettersThis week is the finals for the CyberPatriot National Youth Cyber Defense Competition, a national contest that connects middle and high school students with cyber technologies. This competition is designed to spark interest in cybersecurity and other science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. CyberPatriot itself is a broader education program that was founded by the Air Force Association (AFA) in 2011, but the finals competition is what grabs headlines each year.

Students from across the country participate in the annual competition, beginning at the state and regional levels and progressing to the national finals at National Harbor just outside Washington, DC. Teams are equipped with resources to help them prepare for each round of the competition while being …

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