CyberPatriot

Photo of labtop with CyberPatriot screen saver

What is CyberPatriot?

CyberPatriot is the National Youth Cyber Education Program operated by the Air Force Association.  Middle and high school students form teams and represent their schools in local, state and national competitions during the school year.   During competitions the teams pretend to be IT managers for a fictional company.  The teams are given a set of virtual images that represent operating systems and are tasked with finding cyber security vulnerabilities within the images, hardening the system all while maintaining critical services during a six hour period.

photo of middle school team competing at CyberPatriot competition
Photo of Middle school all girls CyberPatriot team
FCPS MS CyberPatriot Teams

We Need Corporate Mentors

We are actively seeking corporate sponsors, mentors and team coaches.  For more information on how your organization can become involved, please send us an email on our contact page or call                  571-423-1031.

CyberPatriot in FCPS Middle Schools

We are pleased to have funded, with help from a  special grant from the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia, 16 new CyberPatriot clubs in 7 middle schools during the 2016-17 school year. Over 100 students participated and learned about keeping computer networks secure. These clubs have made us proud, and have  competed in CyberPatriot competition rounds with exceptional results!

Four more middle schools are slated to come on board in 2017-18.