Squadron's CyberPatriot Team Advances to National Finals

Post date: Jan 20, 2013 9:36:29 PM

Team Hercules, the Squadron's CyberPatriot Team, has advanced to the National Finals of the CyberPatriot V National High School Cyber Defense Competition to be held in National Harbor, Maryland March 14-16, 2013.

261 Civil Air Patrol (CAP) teams began the competition season last fall in the All-Services Division of CyberPatriot V; Team Hercules will be one of three remaining CAP teams to compete in the final round against 11 other teams in the All-Services Division that are from the Army JROTC, Air Force JROTC, Marine Corps JROTC, Navy JROTC, and Naval Sea Cadets. Team Hercules will compete against the other teams in network security, computer forensics, and network engineering.

CyberPatriot is a unique competition geared toward teenagers that replicates real life cyber security situations faced by computer administrators. Created in 2008 by the Air Force Association, CyberPatriot provides students hands-on learning about cyber security while exciting, educating, and motivating them to be the nation’s next cyber defenders.

The team consists of Sean Beatty, Megan Beatty, Brian Hunter, Michael Gentile, Austen Peters, and Team Captain Andrew Stoneburner. Major Paul Creed III and 1st Lt Brian Stoneburner have been coaching the team since summer.