CyberPatriot 2016 Round 1
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, and the top teams in the nation earn all-expenses paid trips to Baltimore, MD for the National Finals Competition where they can earn national recognition and scholarship money.
CyberPatriot 2016 held it’s first round of competition on Nov 12, 2016. The combined team of Shorty Powers Composite Squadron and the Lewis Composite Squadron where there. Each computer image is worth 100 points. In addition the high school team had to process a virtual Cisco (network) for a max score of 22 points (not shown on the graph below).
First, the Middle School team achieved a perfect 100 points on their Windows 7 image. That a very proud feat to accomplish! There were 49 middle school teams out of 441 who achieved a perfect score.
The high school team followed very closely missing only 3 problems on two images, Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14 for a total score of 182. Additionally, the high school team also scored 19.2 out of the max 22 for a combined total of 201.2. Of the 923 All Service (high school) teams that competition, our team tied for 88th place. (The other team had 184 and 17.2).
The next round of competition will be held on 9 Dec 2016.