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