Defense Contractors, DHS Mine High School Security Challenge for Recruits

April 16, 2012

Defense contractors and Homeland Security officials were on the lookout for potential hires at the annual Air Force Association's high school cybersecurity competition, the Los Angeles Times reports.

The competition, called CyberPatriot, and held in Oxon Hill, Md., was created in 2008 to encourage students to pursue security and engineering careers. Students from 1,000 schools fought to defend a network of 11 virtual databases and operating systems in the hope of getting scholarship money, dinner at the White House, and even a job offer. 

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