CyberPatriot, the Air Force Association's innovative high school cyber security competition, has new corporate sponsors and big plans for expansion in the 2010-11 school year. The first two rounds of CyberPatriot games, held in February 2009 and 2010, featured teams of teenagers drawn from Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps and Civil Air Patrol units. In the upcoming round, JROTC ... [Show full abstract] members from all services and interested teams with no military affiliation will also be eligible. CyberPatriot intends to teach students how to fight back against electronic adversaries. Defending and protecting our cyber-enabled world is a national priority. Tens of thousands of teenagers ultimately will be involved in this competition. Win or not, they will gain exposure to the vital and fast-growing field of cyber defense technology, at an age when many youths are beginning to think about the direction of their careers.