Florida Cadet Squadron wins cyber defense competition

Wednesday - 4/6/2011, 4:06pm EDT

There's a new national champion for cyber defense. After three grueling online preliminary rounds and nearly six months of preparation, the winners of CyberPatriot III have been announced.

And out of the more than 450 teams that competed, Team Wilson out of Florida Cadet Squadron took home the Commander-in-Chief trophy.

The Air Force hosted the competition which is geared towards high school students.

Winners received $2,000 scholarships from sponsor Northrop Grumman.

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