Cyber Patriot competition preparing next generation of cyber experts

Thursday - 3/22/2012, 11:29am EDT

Diane Miller, program director for CyberPatriot, Northrop Grumman

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Today's teens could be your organization's next generation of cyber defenders.

High school students are gathering in the nation's capital this week to plug holes in computer security — and to win prizes. They're part of the Cyber Patriot competition.

The goal of the competition is to inspire more students to pursue careers in cybersecurity and other critical areas.

Northrop Grumman's Diane Miller is a program director for the competition and joined The Federal Drive with Tom Temin to explain why this event is so important.