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WVHS student a team member in cyber security competition

on January 27, 2017

WVHS senior Max Warren was one of 12 students in the CTE Cisco/CCNA Computer Networking Program who recently placed in the qualifying rounds of the 2016-17 CyberPatriot, a cyber security competition. The Cisco/CCNA program is offered through Orange-Ulster BOCES Career & Technical Education (CTE).

Group of students who participated in the CyberPatriot competition

WVHS senior Max Warren, shown (far right, back row) with his team.

Competing at the state level, Warwick’s Max Warren was part of a team of seven students who reached the platinum tier and advanced to the national finals on January 13.

In preparation for the competition, teams download virtual representations of operating systems with flaws and vulnerabilities they must identify, while keeping computer functions up and running. Progress is recorded by a central CyberPatriot scoring system.

“These young men are to be commended for seizing the learning opportunities and challenges they experience in their CTE classroom, and beyond,” said Jodie Yankanin, CTE Director.

Sponsored by the Northrop Grumman Foundation, the CyberPatriot is a youth cyber education program conceived by the Air Force Association to inspire students toward careers in cyber security or other STEM disciplines.

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