Rhode Island launches second student cybersecurity competition

Rhode Island is hoping to get students interested in cybersecurity with a new contest. Congressman James Langevin of Rhode Island is launching the second round of the Rhode Island Cyber Foundation Competition which lets students compete to show off their computer networking and cybersecurity skills.

The contest will let students compete for prizes in a variety of hour-long skills quizzes on computer networking, operating systems and systems administration. The competition also provides tutorials and training in all of these areas of computing.

The competition is supported by the New England Institute of Technology, Rhode Island Department of Education, RI Science & Technology Advisory Council, and the Tech Collective. Students who participate in the program will learn new skills and get information on various military and college programs focused on cybersecurity.

Last year’s competition included almost 100 schools throughout the state of Rhode Island. Congressmen Langevin, is the co-chairman of the cybersecurity caucus in Congress, and is working with organizations nationwide to increase interest in cybersecurity fields among students.

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