BAKERSFIELD, Calif -- In many ways Matt Bergin is your typical 21-year-old guy. During the day he works as a sales representative for a local grape exporter. But at night he's anything but typical. Bergin spends countless hours on his computer working to hack into network systems.
Over the past few months Bergin has clicked and typed his way through some of the most sophisticated software businesses have to offer.
It's a skill some in Washington D.C. noticed quickly, earning him a trip to the U.S. Cyber Challenge; an event put on by the White House and U.S. Navy. Users played on a game called 'Netwars.' It's designed to detect bright brains like Bergin's.
Bergin took 2nd place in the daylong competition and since then, he has been offered positions with two security companies.