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Northeast Times | September 26, 2021

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Inaugural Cyber Patriot Team Competed Saturday

Inaugural Cyber Patriot Team Competed Saturday

The Irving High School MCJROTC competed in Round 2 of the Cyber Patriot competition November 15. More than 500 schools were competing from as far away as Canada, and Irving, in its first year competing, finished ahead of 200 schools before the competition window timed out on Saturday. The CyberPatriot Program Office is working through scores from the weekend, checking for inconsistencies and receiving appeals. Teams should know by Friday whether they qualified for the Silver Round of State, which is December 5-7.

CyberPatriot is the National Youth Cyber Education Program created to inspire students toward careers in cybersecurity or other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. The program, created by the Air Force Association (AFA), features the National Youth Cyber Defense Competition for high school and middle school students. Now in its seventh season, CyberPatriot VII is open to all high schools, middle schools, and accredited home school programs around the country. JROTC units of all Services, Civil Air Patrol squadrons, and Naval Sea Cadet Corps divisions may also participate in the competition.
The team is in need of Information Technology (IT) help. If you are familiar with Windows 8, Windows Vista and Ubuntu and could teach motivated students the basics like changing passwords, deleting unwanted programs, deleting viruses, modifying policies, modifying users privileges, etc., please contact Lt. Col. Christopher Fears at cfears@irvingisd.net.