For Immediate Release
April 15, 2011
N.J. Governor Congratulates CyberPatriot Champions via Social Media
Arlington, VA – Governor Chris Christie, of New Jersey, congratulated “Team Mantrap” of Red Bank Regional High School on Twitter yesterday for being crowned the CyberPatriot III Open Division National Champions.
CyberPatriot, the Air Force Association’s education initiative, is the nation’s largest and fastest growing high school cyber defense competition. The competition held its national finals April 1, 2011, in conjunction with AFA’s inaugural CyberFutures Conference and Technology Exposition.
Seventeen teams from all over the nation congregated at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center to complete one last challenge for CyberPatriot III, culminating in an awards banquet that named the top winners of the competition’s two divisions.
Out of an original 186 Open Division registrants, “Team Mantrap” (Mantrap is an industrial term in cyber security parlance) was the top scorer in their division, which was comprised of students from public, private, parochial and home schools not associated with any military organization (i.e., Junior ROTC and Civil Air Patrol).
“Congrats to team Mantrap at Red Bank Regional High for becoming CyberPatriot III national champions,” the governor said via Twitter, April 14, 2011. “Keep up the good work.”
To read more about “Team Mantrap,” click here.
Registration for CyberPatriot IV is now open! For more information, check out www.uscyberpatriot.org.
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