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For Teachers and Administrators. A nation-wide computer network defense competition for high school students All schools are eligible: o Public o Private.

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1 For Teachers and Administrators

2 A nation-wide computer network defense competition for high school students All schools are eligible: o Public o Private o Charter o Parochial o Home o Overseas military Two Divisions o All Service for Junior ROTC and Civil Air Patrol cadets o Open for all other students and mixed (cadet + non-cadet) teams o Up to 2,500 teams in each Division 2

3 3 (Click box to start video)

4 4 A hacking contest A recruiting program of the federal government or the military A flash in the pan 2012/2013 is CyberPatriots fifth year

5 5 We are an internet nation Government networks probed or attacked thousands of times every day Commercial networks face similar attacks Banking/financial industries, power grids, natural gas & petroleum distribution, and many more depend on computer networks Chinese penetrations of American businesses, primarily to steal trade secrets, have created the greatest transfer of wealth in history. STUXNET and Flame viruses are signs of things to come.

6 6 American universities not producing enough computer-security graduates The need will only grow in the future Among 15-year-olds, in one survey America ranked 17 th in science performance 25 th in math performance Out of 34 industrialized countries We need to excite high school students about these subject areas And all science, technology, engineering, and math fields

7 Teams consist of a coach, 2-10 students, and one or more mentors The Coach Must be a school employee but not necessarily a teacher Does not have to be a computer security expert Main jobs are: Provide adult supervision to the team Be the liaison between the school and CyberPatriot Manage administrative details 7

8 The team 2-10 students Up to 5 compete in each round Others are alternates Grades 9 to 12 Minimum age is 13 Girls encouraged! Coach, alternate(s), & mentor(s) may observe but MAY NOT be actively involved during actual competition rounds 8

9 The Mentor Team may have none, one, or many May come from inside or outside the school system WILL undergo a background check Is the subject matter expert on security aspects of the Windows and Linux operating systems Your local AFA chapter is recruiting mentors now! You may, too Lesson learned: mentors are vital for team success 9

10 Fixing, strengthening, and defending networks isnt easy CyberPatriot provides extensive training materials through their web site Cochise College is conducting FREE, hands- on training classes for area teams Coaches and mentors welcome Sierra Vista campus only for now Remote training options being investigated 10

11 All Service Division Practice Round: Oct 1-12 Round 1: Nov 2 & 3 Round 2: Nov 30 & Dec 1 Round 3: Jan 11 & 12 Cons. Round: Feb 1 & 2 Finals: March 14 & 15 Open Division Practice Round: Oct 1-12 Round 1: Nov 16 & 17 Round 2: Dec 7 & 8 Round 3: Jan 11 & 12 Cons. Round: Feb 1 & 2 Finals: March 14 & 15 11 Team registration Opened April 1 st Will close September 30 th Teams can begin studying right away Practice rounds begin in August Competition rounds (CP IV dates):

12 First 3 rounds Team downloads a password-protected file containing a simulated network into a secure space inside their computer(s) Network contains: One or more simulated file server and workstation computers running Windows or Linux operating systems Each simulated computer has faults (viruses, trapdoors, key loggers, etc.) already installed Network & problems identical for all teams Networks get larger and more complex in each round 12

13 Team has 6 hours to find and fix as many problems as they can Progress monitored in real time % complete feedback provided Final scores released the following week All teams compete in rounds 1 & 2 Up to 2,500 start round 1 in each Division Only top 36 or so in each Division move on to round 3 Only 12 from each Division go to the finals The remaining 48 will compete in a Consolation Round 13

14 14 Finals 12 teams from each Division compete In All Service Division, 2 each from Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps JROTC and Civil Air Patrol, plus the next 2 highest-scoring teams In the Open Division, the top 12 teams from round 3 In-person competition In Washington, DC, during AFA CyberFutures Conference ALL TRAVEL, LODGING & MEAL EXPENSES PAID! Champions crowned in each Division 2 nd & 3 rd place teams also named Scholarships awarded to members of top 3 teams

15 Teamwork o Interpersonal & communication skills o Leadership & followership o Mutual respect & support Problem solving Attention to detail Creative thinking Perseverance How to work under time pressure 15

16 Potentially life-changing event for students Reveals career paths they might not have know of Shows them what they can do Creates/renews interest in STEM subjects Generates fresh interest and excitement in school Among students, faculty, and staff In the community Excellent publicity opportunity 16

17 Community support Support from local businesses, colleges, and organizations provide real-world experiences Internship/summer-hire opportunities Students (and possibly coaches) have chance to get paid intern or summer-hire jobs Computer donations Supporting businesses may donate computers that are more up-to-date than those your school has 17

18 Registration fee All JROTC & CAP units: free! Open Division teams: $375 Considerably less than many other programs Team receives software licenses, t-shirts, commemorative coins, and more worth ~$2,000 Your local AFA chapter may be able to help Fee may be waived if the school also fields a JROTC team Due when you have a coach and team and are ready to commit to competing 18

19 Support of your schools or districts IT department Certain internet access permissions Certain network ports opened Lesson learned: bring the IT staff on board early Mentor candidates! Alternative: compete elsewhere A sponsors or mentors corporate office A students, coachs, or mentors home A college or university campus 19

20 Hardware At least 3 computers, each with: 1 GHz or better CPU chip or Apple equivalent 2 GHz with virtualization extensions recommended At least 20 GB free hard disk space At least 2 GB RAM XGA (1024 X 768 pixels) or better display Network interface card and appropriate modem for broadband internet access (cable or DSL) AT&T providing air phone cards for schools without broadband access Video projectors connected to computers are recommended but not required 20

21 Software Windows 2000 or newer, Macintosh 10.4.11 or later, Linux 2.4.10/2.6.4 or later ZIP client capable of handling encrypted ZIP files Free versions available VMware Player (for Windows or Linux), VMware Fusion (for Mac OS X) Free download provided by CyberPatriot Internet browser Anti-virus/anti-malware programs Many free versions available Word processor and spreadsheet programs may be useful OpenOffice suite is free 21

22 22 Go to http://www.uscyberpatriot.org Registration will be open until late September or all available slots in your Division are filled

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