CyberPatriot

Paraclete is in its third year of the Air Force Academy’s CyberPatriot program!

Here we go with CP-X – the 10th year of the Nat’l program.

Practice rounds begin Tues Oct 11th!

More information is available at www.uscyberpatriot.org

The Air Force Association is a non-profit, independent, professional military and aerospace education association. Our mission is to promote a dominant United States Air Force and a strong national defense, and to honor Airmen and our Air Force Heritage.

New!! CYBERCAMP – SUMMER 2017 New!!

AFA CyberCamp will be held Mon July 31st to Friday August 4th.

Camp is open to 9th and 10th graders.

More info to come!

Cyber Patriot Competition

CYBERPATRIOT X COMPETITION TIMELINE

The dates are set! Here is the timeline for the CyberPatriot X competition season:

IMPORTANT NOTICE: ALL TEAMS WILL BE REQUIRED TO HAVE 64-BIT, HOST COMPUTER OPERATING SYSTEMS BEGINNING THIS SEASON. TEAMS STILL USING 32-BIT COMPUTERS AND OPERATING SYSTEMS ARE ENCOURAGED TO PLAN NOW TO AVOID AN ISSUE WITH PARTICIPATING IN CYBERPATRIOT IN FALL 2017.

EXHIBITION ROUND DATES:

Exhibition Round #1 | May 17 – June 12, 2017

Exhibition Round #2 | July 12 – Aug. 7, 2017

TRAINING & PRACTICE ROUND DATES:

Training Round (Sneak Preview) | Sept. 5 – Oct. 10, 2017

Practice Round | TBD

CYBERPATRIOT IX COMPETITION DATES (ALL DIVISIONS):

Round 1 | Nov. 3-5, 2017

Round 2 | Dec. 8-10, 2017

State Round* | Jan. 19-21, 2018

Semifinals | Feb. 9-11, 2018

Practice Round (National Finalists Only) | Mar. 6-16, 2018

National Finals Competition (Baltimore, MD) | Apr. 15-19, 2018

* All teams are guaranteed a spot in the State Round

Cyber Patriot VIII Competition – Round 2

Lancaster, CA –

Students at Paraclete High school participated in the second round of Cyber Patriot competition this past Saturday. Two teams took on 1,637 other teams across the nation, including 174 private high schools and 1315 public high schools. Paraclete is the first school in the Antelope Valley to join this program.

Throughout the competition, students worked with three images and one super quiz. A Cisco quiz, focused on networking, was administered. Prior to the competition, our teams received instructional materials from the “Cisco Networking Academy”. This academy contains the same content that professional network engineers study to prepare for “real world” certifications and jobs. The students also worked on Server 2008, Windows Vista, and Ubuntu; 3 separate operating systems that they have been learning.

The goal of every CP competition is to find and fix vulnerabilities in their images. These images range from simple (passwords, user accounts) to much more complex. Teams gain points by their actions on the images. Essentially they are using defensive cyber security skills.

Both teams fared very well. They worked tirelessly for almost 4 hours in our school lab. To finish the day, parents brought lunch and snacks and were given a tour of the facilities.

The next Cyber Patriot competition is held from January 29 to 31, 2016. Following this State Round, teams may advance to Regional/Category Rounds depending on their performance. Regardless, Paraclete is very proud of their Cyber Patriot teams and excited about the advanced cybersecurity skills they are learning!

Cyber Patriot Team