Pleasanton High School

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JROTC Cyber Security Team Advance to National Semifinals

The Pleasanton JROTC Cyber Eagles cyber security team competed in the National CyberPatriot competition hosted by the Air Force with 4000 other teams from all over the U.S.  At the center of CyberPatriot is the National Youth Cyber Defense Competition which puts high 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 in a six hour period.  Following rounds 1 and 2, the Pleasanton JROTC Cyber Eagles competed in the State Championships where they came in overall 3rd out of Army JROTC teams and qualified for the National Semi-Final round, and barely missed qualifying for the National Championships in Baltimore, Maryland. The Pleasanton JROTC Eagles Cyber team consists of Lexi Rich (team Captain), Ben Rodriguez, Justin Linville, Nathan Sanchez, Sarah Harrison, Mallory Roberts, and Josh Frieda.  They are coached by Lt. Colonel Bob Blake and their Technical Advisor is Texas A&M Graduate Student Andrew McConnell. Cyber Security is offered as a zero hour course and as an extra-curricular team under the Career and Technology Education.