ABOUT CYBERPATRIOT & ICTC
CyberTitan operates in affiliation with the (US) Air Force Association’s CyberPatriot Program which is presented by the Northrop Grumman Foundation.
The US-based Air Force Association’s (AFA) CyberPatriot and Canada’s Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC) have partnered to launch CyberTitan: Canada’s National Cyber Defence Challenge for High Schools.
The partnership, stemming from the dedication of the Network and Cyber Security Academy at Sisler High School (Winnipeg, MB) , is the second international expansion for CyberPatriot. As Sisler High School has paved a path for Canadian schools in cyber security learning, ICTC will look to leverage their expertise as more schools and students join across Canada.
Partnership Announcement: http://www.ictc-ctic.ca/ictc-and-us-afa/
What is CyberPatriot?
CyberPatriot is a US-based National Youth Cyber Education Program. There are three main programs within CyberPatriot: the National Youth Cyber Defense Competition, AFA CyberCamps and the Elementary School Cyber Education Initiative. CyberPatriot was created by the Air Force Association (AFA) to inspire students toward careers in cyber security or other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines critical to the nation’s future.
National Youth Cyber Defense Competition
At the center of CyberPatriot is the US National Youth Cyber Defense Competition. The competition puts teams of high school and middle school students in the position of newly hired IT professionals responsible for 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.
REGISTRATION FOR THE COMPETITION IS NOW OPEN FOR 2017-2018 HERE.
If you would like more information about how to join CyberTitan 2017-18, please contact us at cybertitan[at]ictc-ctic[dot]ca.
AFA CyberCamps emphasize fun, hands-on learning of cyber security principles that are relevant and applicable to everyday life. Held during the summer months, these 5-day/20-hour camps are designed to teach novice students the importance of cyber safety and how to protect their personal devices and information from outside threats.
Elementary School Cyber Education Initiative
CyberPatriot’s elementary school program is designed to engage students in learning about careers in cybersecurity and other STEM disciplines, help students understand the importance of cybersecurity introduce students to cybersecurity principles and equip students to better protect themselves on the Internet.
More information about CyberPatriot:
Program Impact: https://www.uscyberpatriot.org/about/impact
Sponsors: CyberPatriot’s presenting sponsor is the Northrop Grumman Foundation. Other sponsors include Cyber Diamond sponsors: AT&T Federal and the AT&T Foundation, Cisco, Microsoft, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the Office of the Secretary of Defense; Cyber Gold sponsors: Facebook, Riverside Research, Splunk, and Symantec; and Cyber Silver sponsors: Air Force Reserve, American Military University, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Leidos, and University of Maryland University College.
For additional information: visit www.uscyberpatriot.org. The CyberPatriot Program Office can also be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm ET at 877-885-5716.