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Northrop Unveils National Cyber Competition Finalists; Sandra Evers-Manly Comments

northrop-Grumman_BLUENorthrop Grumman has announced the high school and middle school teams that will compete at the final round of the 2016 CyberPatriot VIII national competition scheduled on April 12.

The finalists comprise 25 high school teams and three middle school teams, which will go head-to-head in the one-day event to protect networks and mobile devices from a professional aggressor team, Northrop said Monday.

“We are so proud of all the students who participated this year and especially pleased to spearhead this initiative, which is building a diverse pipeline of professionals ready to protect our nation,” said Sandra Evers-Manly, president of the Northrop Grumman Foundation and vice president of Northrop’s global corporate responsibility organization.

Northrop Grumman Foundation serves as the presenting sponsor for the competition, which will see finalists from California, Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Jersey, Texas and Canada.

Team cumulative scores would also include results from the Cisco networking challenge, Leidos digital forensics challenge and Facebook cybersecurity event, Northrop said.

Northrop added it will provide annual scholarship funds and mentoring opportunities to the winning teams.

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