2017-18 CyberPatriot X contest is sponsored by Northrop Grumman Foundation, and the Air Force Association among many other national corporations.
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.
This year, there were a total of 5,584 teams registered nationally in CyberPatriot X and two Miami Lakes NAF Academy of Information Technology (AOIT) team made it to the top 10 of Florida, division, and tier (Open, State & Platinum). Here are the Miami Lakes Ed. Center AOIT teams and their ranking from highest to lowest:
- Team 10-3216 – 8th
- Team 10-3219 – 9th
- Team 10-3217 – 11th
- Team 10-2262 – 15th
- Team 10-3225 (All girls) – 21st