Tuesday, October 20, 2015

CyberPatriot

This morning's Morning Announcements had a short story on the weekend's CyberPatriot exercise.  This is a great program, and one of the things many of us mean when we talk about 21st Century learning:

GM and MEH teams compete as CyberPatriots

Teams from Mason (above) and Mary Ellen Henderson (inset) spent 6 hours on Saturday (note snacks in photo!) working through the National Youth Cyber Defense Competition putting them in the role of newly hired IT professionals managing a small company's network.

With each new round, teams are given a set of images representing operating systems. They use them to track down the cyber-security vulnerabilities and work through the fixes before moving onto the next threat level.

Teams compete in a statewide competition hoping to advance regionally, and possibly nationally over the next levels of competition. [FCCPS Morning Announcements.]

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