Cyberpatriot XIII

what is cyberpatriot?

CyberPatriot is the National Youth Cyber Education Program.
At the center of CyberPatriot is the National Youth Cyber Defense Competition. The competition puts teams of high school and middle school students in the position of newly hired IT professionals tasked with managing the network of a small company. In the rounds of competition, teams are given a set of virtual images that represent operating systems and are tasked with finding cybersecurity vulnerabilities within the images and hardening the system while maintaining critical services in a six hour period. Teams compete for the top placement within their state and region, and the top teams in the nation earn all-expenses paid trips to Baltimore, MD for the National Finals Competition where they can earn national recognition and scholarship money.

“One of the main cyber-risks is to think they don’t exist. The other is to try to treat all potential risks."

- Stephane Nappo

The Competition

What Do I Need to Know?

The competition goes over the 2 main operating systems: Windows and Linux.

CyberPatriot focuses on the following distributions:

  • Windows 10
  • Ubuntu 14.04
  • Ubuntu 16.02
  • Debian 8

Along with these operating systems, competitors are also competing in networking through Cisco's Packet Tracer. Quizzes on Networking are also included.

  • Your Determination drives your team towards success

  • Teamwork is key in all competitions

  • The competition runs 6 hours long
    Staying focus is crucial

  • Although this competition is meant to bring awareness towards cyber-security, it doesn't mean it shouldn't be fun!


There are a large number of teams already signed up for CyberPatriot!

Map best viewed on Microsoft Edge


Don't believe us? Hear from others about their experience with CyberPatriot
Taken from AFA CyberPatriot Website

Interested in Demonstration materials?

We have provide demo images and materials to help start CyberPatriot at your school/organization!


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