Melbourne High School Applied Cybersecurity Students Compete in ‘Capture the Flag’ Cybersecurity Competition
By Space Coast Daily // April 13, 2021
students demonstrated mastery of various cybersecurity, ethical hacking concepts
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Mel High Applied Cybersecurity instructor, Mr. Schweich, took six students from the Mel High Applied Cybersecurity program to Orange Technical College recently to compete against other local high school cybersecurity programs in the 4th Annual Orange Technical College Capture the Flag Cybersecurity Competition.
The students demonstrated their mastery of various cybersecurity and ethical hacking concepts and participated in Q&A sessions with representatives from the FBI and national infosec firms.
One of the two Mel High teams took second place, only slightly behind the returning champion team from last year. This performance is even more impressive given this is only the second year of the new Applied Cybersecurity program at Mel High.
The prizes for the second-place team included more than $600 in cybersecurity training vouchers from EC-Council, Beats headphones, gaming keyboards, and Lenovo Jedi Challenge AR headsets.
Students in the new Applied Cybersecurity program at Melbourne High School learn about computer and network security, intrusion detection/prevention, and other technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for a career in computer network security.
Students earn certifications from Microsoft and EC-Council and can qualify to sit for CompTIA Network+, and Security+ certifications as well.
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