What is CyberPatriot?

By Susie Suchodolski
Awards and Recognition
April 08, 2019

CyberPatriot is the National Youth Cyber Education Program.  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.

KMS had 5 teams competing this year.  Two teams got a perfect score on Round 1.  All five teams made it to the semifinals.  The green team finished third in the state-middle school division.

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