Manitoba Students Competing in U.S. Cyber Challenge

By Tyler Sutherland

Several teams of Manitoba students will be taking part in a cyber security challenge this year put on by the U.S. Air Force Association.

Competing alongside 1,000 teams made of up mostly American students, CyberPatriot IV will thwart cyber threats, attacks, and provide a hands-on learning environment for cyber defence while competing virtually against their peers. The challenge also introduces many to the idea of cyber security as a profession.

Sisler High School, Arts and Technology Centre, and Technical Vocational High School in Winnipeg, Garden Valley Collegiate in Winkler, and Morden Collegiate in Morden will compete alongside the competition’s Open Division.

All 50 U.S. states have representation in the challenge, as do Puerto Rico and U.S. Department of Defense Dependent Schools in both Europe and the Pacific. It’s the first year the competition is being opened to non-U.S. affiliated schools.

Online preliminary rounds begin October 28 for the All Service Division and November 4 for the Open Division.

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