Cyber security competition opens

CyberPatriot, presented by Northrop Grumman, is a national cyber security competition produced by the Air Force Association (AFA), a nonprofit organization. The registration deadline is October 8, 2010.

Teams of five learn to defend a computer network from real-life computer threat scenarios. In the fall, hundreds of teams across the nation will square off online, using special software and programs provided by CyberPatriot, to competitively solve vulnerabilities in their network. The top teams then compete again to determine finalists for an all-expenses-paid trip to the nation's capital and the Championship Round.

Any high school can field a team for the Open Division, while JROTC units from any service or Civil Air Patrol are also eligible to field a team for the All Service Division.

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