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CyberPatriot is the premiere national high school cyber defense competition created
to inspire high school students toward careers in cybersecurity or other science,
technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines critical to our nation’s
future. The competition was conceived by the Air Force Association. Northrop Grumman
is the presenting sponsor.
The final competition will take place at AFA’s CyberFutures Conference at
the Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center, National Harbor, Md. March 22-24,
CSAW - CyberSecurity Competition
We invite you to recruit a teacher/mentor and a team of one to three motivated students
to participate in our 2011 High School Cyber Forensics Challenge during CSAW. Students
will discover the fascinating world of cybersecurity such as log and file analysis,
rootkit detection and analysis, botnet detection and analysis, live system forensics,
steganography and file carving. Your school's team will battle against other elite
teams – and the clock – as they solve this fast-paced mystery.
The challenge takes place remotely over the Internet. Twelve teams of finalists
will be brought to NYC with their faculty mentors to compete in the finals competition
and awards ceremony on November 10th-11th. The cost of the trip is covered by the
competition. The challenge begins on September 21st and submissions will be due
on October 24th. In order to participate, students must register online — starting
on September 15th. Note that the teacher/mentor contact information is required
to complete the application.
At the beginning of the challenge, teams will be given a disk image as well as other
evidence collected by the fictitious ISIS Police investigating a fake murder case.
As teams make progress in unraveling the forensic evidence, they will discover clues
about what happened. The clues will reveal evidence both within the disk image and
online. Finalists will use their evidence to compete in the final stage of the forensics
challenge on NYU-Poly’s campus before the awards ceremony. Teams will not be responsible
for chain-of-custody and other legal aspects of the investigations.