CyberPatriot Hosts Booth at AFA's National Air & Space Conference

Sep 08, 2011, 12:50 ET from Air Force Association

ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Learn more about CyberPatriot IV, the national high school cyber defense competition that is sweeping the nation! More than 500 teams across the country have already registered to participate in this year's competition. Come visit the CyberPatriot Demo Booth, #1155, at AFA's Air & Space Conference and Technology Exposition, and learn about the inner workings of the nation's largest high school cyber security challenge.

Who: CyberPatriot, established by the Air Force Association, is a cyber security competition open to all high schools, accredited home school programs, Civil Air Patrol units, and Junior ROTC units around the country. Now in its fourth phase, CyberPatriot IV is gearing up for the start of a new competition season, which begins after its October 8th registration deadline.

What: CyberPatriot's Demonstration Booth will be on AFA's Air & Space Conference's Technology Exposition Floor, among more than 100,000 square feet of the latest advancements in air and space technology being displayed by some of industry's top companies.

When: September 1911:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
September 2010:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
September 2110:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Where: Exhibit Hall CDE
Gaylord National Resort
201 Waterfront Street
National Harbor, MD 20745

Visuals: Local ROTC cadets will take you through the CyberPatriot challenge, as they control simulated computer networks and work to defend and protect computer systems from cyber threats.

What is CyberPatriot?
CyberPatriot is the one-of-a-kind national high school cyber security competition—and the ultimate cyber game! Competitors learn to defend and protect computer systems from cyber threats and potential hackers while virtually competing against their peers. This program provides students hands-on learning about technology, emphasizing teamwork, leadership and critical-thinking.

CyberPatriot III, last  year's competition, had nearly 700 teams register, with 48 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and U.S. Department of Defense Dependent Schools in Japan, Korea and Guam represented. Top scoring teams ultimately won scholarship money, bragging rights and trophies.

For more information CyberPatriot, go to

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SOURCE Air Force Association