Colorado cyber champs bring home national honors
DENVER — Thursday, April 13, 2017 — Gov. John Hickenlooper will congratulate two Colorado high school cyber teams who competed in the largest and most prestigious national high school cyber security competition this month. The Civil Air Patrol’s Colorado Springs Cadet Squadron “Wolfpack” came home with the national championship title in the All Service Division at the CyberPatriot IX Competition in Baltimore, Maryland. In the Open High School division, Highlands Ranch High School’s team was one of 12 Finalists out of the 2,214 Open Division teams to compete. This was their third consecutive trip to the National Finals.
WHO: Gov. John Hickenlooper, Cyber Teams
WHAT: Cyber Champs Celebration
WHEN: Friday, April 14, 3:00 p.m.
WHERE: Governor’s Office, State Capitol
Cyber security is a top priority for Gov. Hickenlooper, who announced the creation of the National Cybersecurity Center (NCC) in Colorado Springs in 2016. The NCC provides collaborative cybersecurity knowledge and services to the nation. It also will help develop a cybersecurity workforce, collaborate with the private sector, military and federal agencies, and support and educate the public sector to better protect our cities, states, and nation.