CyberPatriot is the National Youth Cyber Education Program. At the center of CyberPatriot is the National Youth Cyber Defense Competition. The competition pits teams of 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.
Objective:CyberPatriot Competition teams meet, prepare and practice for competitions in cyber security. Beginner & Intermediate skills, self-motivated, focused middle schoolers welcome.
Ethical hacking is receiving permission and authorization to research a system for the purpose of discovering vulnerabilities and investigating what unintended behavior may occur due to such flaws. Ethical hackers use many hacking techniques, tactics, and procedures for penetrating and exploiting a system.
Objective:This course does not promote, encourage or develop hackers. Its purpose is to make people aware of cybersecurity weaknesses and flaws so that we can prevent malicious hacking. By having the knowledge of an ethical hacker, you can better defend yourself and systems from malicious attacks. All data and information shared in this class is for informational and educational purposes only.