Oct 13, 2017

CyberPatriot Mentioned on National Television Show Mr Robot

If you’re looking for a new show to watch this Fall, the Center for Infrastructure Assurance and Security (CIAS) encourages you to check out Mr. Robot on the USA Network.

During the show’s season three premiere, CIAS was pleasantly surprised to find that their cyber security competition, CyberPatriot, was mentioned during the episode.

CyberPatriot is the Air Force Association’s National Youth Cyber Education Program. The purpose and design is to inspire students toward careers in cyber security or other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines critical to our nation's future.

The CIAS designs, builds, and supplies the technology and virtual machines used in the CyberPatriot Cyber Defense Competition component of the program. CIAS personnel support the on-line competitions and National Finals components of the CyberPatriot program.

Mr. Robot has an average of 1.4 million live viewers per episode, translating into massive national exposure for CyberPatriot’s National Youth Cyber Defense Competition.

As CIAS prepares for the 10th season of the CyberPatriot competition, registrations have hit a record breaking number of 5,584 teams competing.— a 26 percent increase from last year.

CIAS hopes the brief mention will bring CyberPatriot one step closer to soon becoming a household name for those interested in cyber security and computing competitions.