CyberPatriot is a National Youth Cyber Defense Competition.
Student teams are tasked with “managing the network of a small company.” using virtual desktops that represent the company’s operating system. Teams must find cybersecurity vulnerabilities and protect critical services. Semi-finalist top teams earn an all-expense paid trip to Baltimore, MD for the National Final where they can earn awards and college scholarships.
- Linux Unhatched:
- Linux Essentials:
|Qualification Round 1||Nov 2020||All teams may compete. Tests basic of cybersecurity skills.|
|Qualification Round 2
||Dec 2020||All teams may compete even if they did not compete in Round 1 or had a low score. More difficult than Round 1, to allow teams to be divided into skill-level tiers for the State Round.|
|State Round||Jan 2021||All teams may compete with a clean slate. Past performance or participation in Rounds 1 and 2 do not count toward placement. Teams compete against other teams based on skill level for State Awards and Tier Awards.|
|Semifinals||Feb 2021||Top teams compete for Tier Awards. Platinum Tier and top Middle School teams compete for advancement to the National Finals Competition.|
|National Finals Competition
||Apr 2021||National Finalist teams compete for National Championship in their respective divisions.|
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