The competition puts teams of high 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 and hardening the system while maintaining critical services in a six-hour period. The operating systems that they might tackle include Windows 7, 8, 10, Windows Server, or Linux Ubuntu 14.
This is the tenth year of CyberPatriot. The high school division has over 4500 teams registered in ‘open’ and ‘service’ categories. There are also over 1100 teams registered in the middle school category.
The Stacey teams would like to thank mentors MSgt David Sorensen and A1C Ray Hamelin for sharing their time and knowledge about cybersecurity.
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