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TAK Composite Squadron
2393 COLVIN EXT
TONAWANDA, NY 14150
Local Team Awarded 1st Place in Cyberpatriot Competition for New York State
TAK Composite Squadron, Civil Air Patrol, from Tonawanda, NY, recently participated in, and subsequently was awarded First Place, in the State Recognition round of the Cyberpatriot Competition. The competition took place over the weekend of February 21st-23rd. The competition is in its sixth year. This was the first time the TAK Squadron participated in this competition. According to their website: “CyberPatriot is the premier national high school cyber defense competition created by the Air Force Association to inspire high school students toward careers in cybersecurity or other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines critical to our nation’s future.”.
The competition was held at the Mercy Flight headquarters near the Buffalo-Niagara International Airport, Teams worked continuously for six hours to find and correct security issues in three different operating systems, consisting of Windows 8, Windows Server 2008 and the Linux operating system, Ubuntu.