Developing a National High School Cyber Defense Competition

Author:
Gregory B.White, Ph.D., Dwayne Williams, Keith Harrison
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01 July 2010
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The Cyber Patriot National High School Cyber Defense Competition has completed its second pilot year. Results have been very promising with 170 schools participating in the 2009-2010 school year. Much, however, still needs to be accomplished in order for the competition to be a truly national competition. This paper will discuss the Cyber Patriot program, what has been accomplished, what is planned, and what is needed for it to be a national program. The paper will also discuss the ties between this program and the National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition and how the relationship will benefit the competitions specifically and the state of cyber security education in general.

Developing a National High School Cyber Defense Competition