Officer in Charge: Captain Roger Isom
Description of the Cyber Patriots Team:
Cyber security is the fastest growing field in America. Our after-school program gives Bowie High School students hands-on experience defending computer systems against potential cyber threats. Cyber patriots is the Air Force Association’s National Youth Cyber Education Program, created to motivate students towards careers in cyber security and other science technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. At the center of Cyber Patriots in the National Youth Cyber Defense Competition. The competition puts teams of high school students in the position of managing a network. In the rounds of competition, teams are given a set of virtual images that represent operating systems and are tasked with finding cyber security vulnerabilities within the images and hardening the system while maintaining critical services. Teams compete for the tope placement within their state and region.