About CyberPatriot

"CyberPatriot is 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."

"At the center of CyberPatriot is the National Youth Cyber Defense Competition, which 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. Through a series of online competition rounds, teams are given a set of virtual operating systems and are tasked with finding and fixing cybersecurity vulnerabilities while maintaining critical services. Using a proprietary scoring engine, teams are assessed by how secure they make the systems. Top teams advance through the online round of competition, and the best of the best advance to the in-person National Finals Competition."

The coach, Jevin, can be reached via his school email address: jeskridge@mcpsmt.org