High-school students compete in cybersecurity contest

04/15/2012 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

Teams of students from across the country gathered outside Washington, D.C., recently to test their cybersecurity skills and to compete for a job and dinner at the White House by defending a mock network of 11 virtual databases and operating systems. Defense contractor Northrop Grumman -- which sponsored CyberPatriot: The National High School Cyber Defense Competition -- uses the contest to look for budding cybersecurity talent.

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