--Top 28 High School Teams From Across the Country Vie for National Recognition, Scholarship Money and Trophy
--Hands-on Competition Responds to Critical Shortage of Cyber Defenders
MEDIA ADVISORY -- March 11, 2013 -- The Northrop Grumman Foundation, presenting sponsor of CyberPatriot, and the Air Force Association (AFA) will host the CyberPatriot V National Finals Competition on Friday, March 15 at the Gaylord Hotel, National Harbor, Md.
Created by the AFA, Cyber Patriot is responding to a critical national need for cyber professionals in our workforce. It is the premier high school cyber defense competition that's inspiring students toward careers in cybersecurity or other science, technology, engineering and math disciplines.
The all-day finals competition features 28 teams, narrowed from a field of more than 1,200 nationwide this year that will compete in a live environment to maintain network operations and fend off cyber attacks. Students will vie for the CyberPatriot trophy, more than $50,000 in scholarship awards from Northrop Grumman Information Systems and national recognition.
|What :||CyberPatriot V National Finals Competition|
|When:||Friday, March 15, 2013|
|7:30– 11 a.m. – Media invited to Open Division Network|
|Security and Digital Forensics Competition|
|12:30– 4 p.m. – Media invited to All-Service Division|
|Network Security and Digital Forensics Competition|
|Where:||Gaylord Hotel (Wilson Room)|
|200 Waterford Street, National Harbor, Maryland|
|Special Guests:||Diane Miller, Northrop Grumman CyberPatriot program director,|
|will be available to discuss the critical need for cyber professionals|
|in our nation's workforce|
|Bernie Skoch, AFA CyberPatriot commissioner, will be available|
|to discuss the program's growth and structure|
|Social Media:||Follow live tweets from the competition at|
|www.twitter.com/northropgrumman , #CyberPatriot|