What is the CyberPatriot National Youth Cyber Defense Competition?The CyberPatriot National Youth Cyber Education Program was created by the Air Force Association to inspire high school students toward careers in cybersecurity or other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines critical to our nation's future. At the center of CyberPatriot is the National Youth Cyber Defense Competition. The 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 in a six-hour period. Teams compete for the top placement within their state and region, and the top teams in the nation earn all-expenses paid trips to Baltimore, MD for the National Finals Competition where they can earn national recognition and scholarship money?
Summer training program at CSUN, 8:30 A.M. - 3:30 P.M.:
1. Sunday 7/24
2. Sunday 7/31
3. Sunday 8/14
4. Sunday 8/21
1. September: practice round.
2. End of September: have 5 (or 6) teams finalized on the CyberPatriot website.
3. Early October: CyberGirls only. Invite another girl.
4. October: CyberDay L.A. at Cal Poly. Either study or practice competition.
5. November & December: round I and II competition.
Current seniors in 2016:
LAUSD internship, $17.- per hour, summer period only, without college experience.
Future seniors in 2017:
Scholarships & internships, 2 years participation in CyberPatriot, potential internships at e.g. Northrop, LAUSD traveling coach for CyberPatriot, etc.