December 19, 2014
Two teams from All Saints “STEAM” Academy in Middletown, RI have made the CyberPatriot semifinals! Out of 190 middle school teams entered in CyberPatriot Competition, 150 teams competed. All Saint’s Team X ranked 27th with 321.75 points for both rounds. All Saint’s Team M ranked 50th with 289.75 points for both rounds. The
CyberPatriot National Youth Cyber Education
Program was created by the Air Force Association to inspire students toward careers in cybersecurity and other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines critical to our nation's future.
Following the November 15th round, the All Saints teams were ranked first and second place in the RI Middle School Division and one of the top teams in New England. Out of a perfect score of 200 points, All Saints “Control Patrol X Team” scored 109 points and “Control Patrol M Team” racked up 90 points. Over 2,000 teams are competing nationally with 190 at the middle school level.
The goal of the CyberPatriot Competition is to secure an image of a computer that is being used to run a fictitious company. Each team is tasked to find and fix operating system security defects and to make the computer function according to the company’s standards. Teams install spyware scanners, strengthen group security policies, find and delete hacking tools, and set up firewalls. To solve some of the tricky technical challenges, teams must learn and engage with collaborative problem-solving skills.
All Saints STEAM Academy is the only school in Newport County operated by the Diocese of Providence. It has been designated as a STEAM academy given its standing as a State and National title holder in the field of robotics.