Sudo CYBER Career and Technical Organization (CTSO)
Students who participate in Sudo CYBER will learn about careers that are in high demand, provide high pay, encourage lifelong skill development, are highly dynamic, are transferrable across all industries and organizations, and serve a higher purpose as the digital line of cyber professionals is increasingly recognized and appreciated as an important and meaningful vocation.
CyberPatriot, one component of SudoCYBER, is the National Youth Cyber Education Program. At the center of
CyberPatriot is the National Youth Cyber Defense Competition. The competition
puts teams of high school and middle 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. Teams compete for the top placement
within their state and region, and the top teams in the nation earn
all-expenses paid trips to Baltimore, MD for the National Finals Competition
where they can earn national recognition and scholarship money.
Sponsor: Steve Errickson
Contact email: Stephen.Errickson@asd20.org