Cyber Patriots in Moore County
by Will Herring
On Saturday February 20th, four teams represented Moore County in the Regional Round of the international Cyber Patriots competition. If you haven’t heard of Cyberpatriot, it is a competition run through a partnership between the Air Force Association and Northrop Grumman to increase the knowledge and skill set of students interested in cyber security. Student teams are presented with multiple computer operating systems and tasked with finding and correcting access points that would make those systems vulnerable to a cyber attack. Learn more by clicking the Cyberpatriot link below.
In the 2015-2016 season of Cyberpatriot, 3,379 teams registered to play (see the map below). Moore County high schools produced ten of those teams this season; North Moore 2, Union Pines 4, and Pinecrest 4.
Those 3,379 teams were whittled down following the State Round. Multiple MCS teams made the cuts and were invited to continue playing deeper into the competition. A Pinecrest HS team had the special honor of being invited into the Platinum tier to compete for a chance to go to Nationals in Baltimore, MD.
Great job kids across Moore County and good luck next season!