MVCS Cadets Engage in Final Round of CyberPatriot V

CAP CyberPatriot team mentors and members gather following the consolation round. From right to left are 2d Lt Samuel Abbe, Lt COl Jonathan Fry, C/Maj Christopher Fry, C/2nd Lt James Hildebrand, C/SMSgt Tom Murphy, C/ TSgt Ben Geiss, C/Amn Austin Croy, C/SMSgt Gabriel Abbe, and SM Joe Murphy.
CyberPatriot team mentors and members gather after the consolation round. From right to left are 2d Lt Samuel Abbe, Lt Col Jonathan Fry, C/Maj Christopher Fry, C/2nd Lt James Hildebrand, C/SMSgt Tom Murphy, C/ TSgt Ben Geiss, C/Amn Austin Croy, C/SMSgt Gabriel Abbe, and SM Joe Murphy.  Photo by 2d Lt Kevin Geiss.

On February 2, cadets from Mount Vernon Composite Squadron (MVCS) engaged in the consolation round for this year’s CyberPatriot V competition.

This next generation of potential cyber defenders competed in qualifying rounds this past fall to vie for one of the coveted slots for the finals in National Harbor, Md. March 14-15.  In each competition round, teams had to “harden” up to three virtual computers, and maintain the critical services running on each machine.

Although their scores did not qualify them for the finals, they performed admirably in this consolation round.

C/2d Lt James Hildebrand participated on the MVCS team and said, “Cyber Patriot has been a challenging, rewarding, and fun experience which has helped me along on my path to pursuing a career in computer security.”

Established by the Air Force Association, CyberPatriot was created to excite, educate and motivate the talent that will become our country’s next generation of cyber leaders. It aims to inspire high school students to consider careers in cyber security or other science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines critical to our nation’s future.

For more information see the CyberPatriot web site,  http://www.uscyberpatriot.org