Cyberpatriot Team

EHS Cyberpatriot Team
EHS Cyberpatriot Team
The EHS Cyberpatriot Team finished in the top third of all teams in a national Cyberpatriot Competition, placing 1,313 out of 4,302 total high school and middle school teams from the United States and Canada and 13th of all 33 Wisconsin teams. In the open division (other high school teams), they placed 1,109 of 2,489 teams. Semi-finals are at the end of January. 

The competition is set up as if they are the lead IT professional at a hypothetical organization. The students work together on one computer, on which they view a website "portal" that creates an image that looks like a computer the IT professional would work from. Then the students have to make many corrections in those images; it simulates exactly what an IT professional would see. It is challenging work, and many corrections are hidden and/or unknown. Some are simple, like correcting pseudo employee passwords that are "1234," others involve complex networking issues. 

CyberPatriot is the National Youth Cyber Education Program created by the Air Force Association to inspire K-12 students toward careers in cybersecurity or other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines critical to our nation's future. At the core of the program is the National Youth Cyber Defense Competition, the nation's largest cyber defense competition that puts high school and middle school students in charge of securing virtual networks. Other programs include AFA CyberCamps, an elementary school cyber education initiative, a children’s literature series, and CyberGenerations –a cyber safety initiative geared toward keeping senior citizens safe online. (