Cyber Patriot Program

  • History and Purpose

    The Cyber Patriot program was developed in 2009 by the US Air Force in to promote interest in cybersecurity. The Cyber Patriot program prepares high school students to compete in a cyber-defense competition once a year. The competition involves students downloading a corrupted virtual system image; and then challenges students to harden up the system by identifying vulnerabilities without compromising service to the legitimate users. Local winners compete at the state level and then state winners advance to a national competition where they can win national recognition and scholarships. More information can be found at

    If you are interested in participating in the Cyber Patriot Program, or starting one at your middle or high school please contact Marcia Schenck at
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