ARLINGTON, Va., Feb. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pre-registration is now open for CyberPatriot – The National High School Cyber Defense Competition, allowing those interested in participating in the next season a head start in gathering information, saving dates and keeping up-to-date with news prior to the official registration period.
CyberPatriot, an education initiative established by the Air Force Association in 2008, is a one-of-a-kind cyber defense competition designed to inspire students to consider science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields in their studies. The unique structure helps to prepare college- and career-ready students with not just technical skills, but also invaluable experience in teamwork, leadership, and critical-thinking. Competitors also gain great insights and technical expertise from industry leaders, including CyberPatriot's presenting sponsor, the Northrop Grumman Foundation.
CyberPatriot's extraordinary growth since its inception builds on the surging popularity of the competition and its timeliness in addressing the cybersecurity needs that today's society demands. It grew from only eight teams in one location in 2009 to more than 1,200 teams registered in 2012, competing from all 50 states, and U.S. Department of Defense dependent schools in Europe and the Pacific, as well as teams from Canada.
Pre-registration is available here: http://www.uscyberpatriot.org/_layouts/cyberpatriot/coachpreregistration.aspx.
CyberPatriot's founding partners are SAIC and the CIAS at the University of Texas-San Antonio. More information is available at www.uscyberpatriot.org or from the CyberPatriot staff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Air Force Association is a non-profit, independent, professional military and aerospace education association. Our mission is to promote a dominant United States Air Force and a strong national defense, and to honor Airmen and our Air Force Heritage. To accomplish this, we:
- EDUCATE the public on the critical need for unmatched aerospace power and a technically superior workforce to ensure U.S. national security.
- ADVOCATE for aerospace power and STEM education.
- SUPPORT the Total Air Force family and promote aerospace education.
AFA has 200 chapters nationally and internationally representing more than 105,000 members. Visit AFA at www.afa.org.
SOURCE Air Force Association