To be successful in the competition we will need mentors and help in a variety of other areas. We ideally would like to have three (3) mentors per registered team to work with the assigned coach for each team. This will help ensure the teams are as well prepared as possible for the CP VI competition!
Visit the Alamo AFA webpage: http://cyber.alamoafa.org/ for a comprehensive overview of the CP IV competition held last year. San Antonio's very own Information Technology and Security Academy were the National Champions for CP IV!
What skills do we need with mentors?
- Windows Operating Systems (going as far back as XP)
- Windows Server versions
- Linux variants
Students work with an OS image that is corrupted, vulnerable and has weaknesses:
- It is their challenge to know the operating system(s) well enough to look for the common vulnerabilities
- Correct those vulnerabilities
- Be able to find others that are not as known or pronounced
- Identification of data
- Network Operations
- Network Security
We can also use Mentors who have organizational skills in running a team of defenders. These skills could include delegation of duties, helping with checklists and how to use them (and modifying them when needed), documentation of the team's activities, good ol' pats on the back and identifying opportunities to improve.
San Antonio Specific Information:
E-Mail Distribution List : CyberPatriotMentors@Alamo.issa.org (Restricted to members only)
How to get involved this year with CP V: