Cyber challenge aimed at tech-savvy high schoolers

Wednesday - 3/23/2011, 2:43pm EDT

A new contest geared towards teens is hoping to inspire roughly 10,000 student towards careers in cybersecurity.

The Cyber Foundations Challenge is a national, public-private partnership aimed at tech-savvy high schoolers.

The competition was piloted in California, Maryland, and Rhode Island and is now being officially launched nationwide in April.

The teens will face off on timed quizzes covering areas like computer networking, operating systems, and system administration.

Threat Post reports the top scorers from each school and state will be announced April 30.

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