Civil Air Patrol teams to compete in cybersecurity competition

More than 200 Civil Air Patrol teams will compete in the CyberPatriot IV high school-level cybersecurity challenge beginning Oct. 28 that requires students to defend against a variety computer threat scenarios, reports the Air Force.

The competitive exercise, which the Air Force Association established in 2009, is designed to inspire students toward careers in cybersecurity or other science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines critical to the nation’s future.

A record 1,019 teams from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Defense Department Dependent Schools in Europe, the Pacific and Canada are competing in CyberPatriot IV, including 621 teams competing this weekend in Round 1 of the All-Services Division.

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