CyberPatriot is the National Youth Cyber Education Program. CyberPatriot was conceived by the Air Force Association (AFA) to inspire high school students toward careers in cyber security or other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines critical to our nation’s future.
CyberPatriot National Youth Cyber Defense 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 Washington, DC for the National Finals Competition where they can earn national recognition and scholarship money.
Lisa Oyler, the STA Cyber Security instructor is the sponsor and a coach for this organization.
Julie Akers is also one of CyberPatriot coaches.
Networking Engineering I & II
If you are interested in learning about cyber security and the CyberPatriot National Youth Cyber Education Program for the 2021-22 school year there will be two meetings before the end of this school year. Both meetings are located at the Missouri Innovation Campus Building, 1101 NW Innovation Parkway in Lee’s Summit in the Conference Center. The meeting is for all middle school and high school students in Lee’s Summit R-7, and students attending Summit Technology Academy.
1st Meeting April 21 at 6 p.m.
2nd Meeting May 19 at 6 p.m.
Summer camps are available for sign up for those interested in training for CyberPatriot the week of June 21 – 25. Beginner camp is from 8 a.m. to noon each day, and advanced camp is from 1 to 5 p.m. each day. It is recommended you have participated in CyberPatriot for at least one year before enrolling in the advanced camp.