Saige Mehl, left, Brian Green, Kevin Schulmeister, Ben Wolff and Keaton Thomson of the Summit Technology Academy in Lee's Summit, Mo., take part in the CyberPatriot event at National Harbor, Md., in March.
Marshall Academy team members Peter Marr, left, Xhesi Galanxhi, and Jacob Walters confer at the CyberPatriot contest at National Harbor, Md. in March. Cyber-contests are sprouting up around the country under the guidance of federal officials who are keen to boost their agencies’ computer defense forces.
Posted: Thursday, October 10, 2013 4:30 am
Computer-savvy teenagers are testing their skills in cyber-contests designed to teach them how to protect the government and private companies from hackers.
The events are sprouting up across the country under the guidance of federal officials who are keen to boost their agencies’ computer-defense forces and high school teachers who want to prepare their students for high-paying IT jobs.
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