High schoolers win scholarships in cyber challenge

Friday - 12/16/2011, 9:30am EST

Thousands of high school students competed in the fall Cybersecurity Challenge. Now the national online contest has picked five winners.

The high school students landed scholarships ranging from $500 to $2,500.

ISC2 sponsored the challenge. The idea is to spark interest in the field of cybersecurity to help build a broader pool for a future cybersecurity workforce.

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