CyberPatriot IVA National Competition for Teams of High School Students

What is CyberPatriot?
CyberPatriot is the premier national high school cyber defense competition created to inspire high school students toward careers in cybersecurity or other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines critical to our nation’s future. The competition was conceived by the Air Force Association, and national outreach was made possible by Northrop Grumman, the program’s presenting sponsor. SAIC and the CIAS at the University of Texas at San Antonio are founding partners of the program.

Now in its fourth phase, CyberPatriot IV is open to all high schools or approved home school programs around the country.

CyberPatriot Teams

A CyberPatriot team consists of two to five students and up to five alternates. Each team must have a coach employed by the team’s school. Competitors must be at least 13 years old and enrolled in grades 9-12. Teams may use mentors or technical advisors to help students prepare for the competition.

CyberPatriot Competition

Students will compete in two parallel competitions:

  • Open Division
  • All Service JROTC/CAP Division

Practice Rounds

  • Round 1 - 28 Aug to 4 Sep 2011
  • Round 2 - 12 Sep to 18 Sep 2011
  • Round 3 - 3 Oct to 9 Oct 2011

Preliminary rounds are conducted online from the teams’ home locations.

All Service Division (JROTC & CAP)

Competition Rounds (Online at home)

  • Round 1 29-30 Oct t 2011
  • Round 2 3- 4 Dec 2011
  • Round 3 14- 15 Jan 2012

Semifinals - 23-24 Feb 2012

Open Division (any high school)

Competition Rounds (Online at home)

  • Round 1 5-6 Nov 2011
  • Round 2 17-18 Dec 2011
  • Round 3 28-20 Jan 2012

Semifinals in Orlando, Florida Feb 23-24, 2012.

The final competition will take place in the Washington D.C. area March 22-24, 2012.

Mayor's Cup award to the top San Antonio Team Feb 18, 2012 (Tentative date)

Registration closes October 8, 2011. Each division is limited to 1,250 teams.

Why Participate in CyberPatriot?

  • CyberPatriot answers one of the nation’s most critical needs by exciting, educating, and motivating the talent who will become the nation’s cyber defenders and future leaders, securing our nation’s networks from hostile and malicious intrusions.
  • The competition creates a career path for today’s students fostering continued education from high school through college and into the workforce.
  • Our country’s next generation of cyber leaders must have the best training and resources available.
  • Any high school student can leverage learned online talents toward a career in this critical field.
  • The competition increases awareness of and practical techniques for protection of personal information while operating in our cyber-enabled world.

Coaches can enroll their team now at Coaches should register their team today since there will be a maximum of 500 teams allowed to participate.

Registration for both divisions is now open through October 8, 2011. There is a $350 fee per team that covers

  • Software and training materials for teams to prepare and compete.
  • Participant kits
  • All travel costs for teams that make it to the final in-person competition
  • More information is available at
    For questions or to request a mentor or technical advisor for your team, contact

San Antonio Events - Coaches Clinic (Sponsored by Deloitte Consulting LLP)

CyberPatriot Coaches/Mentors Clinic Thursday, Download Briefing Slides from last year (2010-2011)

Points of Contact

  • Tom Rogers 210.507.4072 (office) 860.983.4712 (mobile)
  • Jose Sandoval 210.507.3211, 210.501.3596 (mobile)
  • Ken Lesley, PE, Director of Education and Competition 800-727-3337 x 5840