Competition aims to make cybergeeks cool

The new cybersecurity competition offers scholarships and other prizes to high school students

By , IDG News Service |  Government, government

U.S. Cyber Challenge, the parent organization of the new competition, has test questions available on its website, linked above. U.S. Cyber Challenge is a division of the Center for Internet Security, a nonprofit group focused on training cybersecurity workers.

Six states, including California, Texas and Maryland, have signed on to participate in the competition. Students in other states can sign up to compete as well.

Grant Gross covers technology and telecom policy in the U.S. government for The IDG News Service. Follow Grant on Twitter at GrantGross. Grant's e-mail address is grant_gross@idg.com.

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