WHAT IS CYBERPATRIOTS?
​​​CyberPatriot the National Youth Cyber Education Program created by the Air Force Association (AFA) to inspire K-12 students toward careers in cybersecurity or other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines critical to our nation's future. ​

THE NATIONAL YOUTH CYBER DEFENSE COMPETITION

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.  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.

CyberPatriots Video




Link to the CyberPatriots webpage for additional information:
https://www.uscyberpatriot.org/home

2017 - 2018 Training and Competition Dates

NOTE: We will not be training/competing every day per the dates listed. But we do need to select days and/or times during those day's to practice and/or compete. Example: Qualification Round 1 is Nov 3rd - 5th. We will not meet each day, rather we will meet 1 day during that weekend for 4 hours to compete in the qualification round. Day and time will be determined by those participants that decide to participate in CyberPatriots. 


TRAINING EVENTS 

EVENT

Dates
Description
Exhibition Round 1
May 17-June 12,2017 Practice and Recruiting
Exhibition Round 2 July 12- August 7, 2017
Practice and Recruiting
CP-XSneak Preview
September 2017 (Date TBD)
Practice/Test New Software
One Day - No Backup Date
Training Round
September 15-October 10, 2017
Training images with answer keys available for new team training


CYBERPATRIOT X COMPETITION DATES 


ROUND

Competition Dates Backup Round Date*
Practice Round
October 2017 (TBD:10 - 14 days) N/A
Qualification Round 1 November 3-5, 2017
November 11, 2017
Qualification Round 2
December 8-10, 2017
December 15, 2017
StateRound January 19-21, 2018
January 28, 2018
Semifinals February 9-11, 2018
February 17, 2018
National Finals Practice
March 6-16,2018
N/A
National Finals Competition
April 15-19, 2018 N/A