The United States is attractive for the abutting bearing of cyber warriors.

The US Cyber Challenge Cyber Foundations competition, kicked off this anniversary by the nonprofit Centermost for Internet Aegis , is out to acquisition 10,000 acceptance with the abeyant to become "top accoutrements in cybersecurity."

"The charge to acquisition artistic solutions to attention our advice systems and agenda basement has never been greater," said centermost arch controlling William Pelgrin.

"The Cyber Foundations antagonism will advice us tap into the amazing aptitude beyond our nation's schools to analyze those with a affection for aegis and a admiration to put their abilities to acceptable use," he continued.

The antagonism consists of a alternation of timed quizzes to analysis aerial academy acceptance in computer science categories advised key to attention networks and systems.

Top-scoring acceptance will get status, prizes, and introductions to government or industry leaders.

The Cyber Challenge affairs is architecture to breeding acceptance with avant-garde apprenticeship and contest and affix them with colleges or employers.

Students accept until February 18 to register, with capacity accessible online at uscybersecuritychallenge.org.

"In adjustment to abode the ever-increasing cyber aegis challenges adverse our commutual society, we charge focus on the abutting bearing of Americans to accomplish abiding they accept the abilities all-important to avert our country," said US Senator Thomas Carper, who chairs the Senate Homeland Aegis Subcommittee .

"We charge act now to advance a competent workforce that can abutment the needs of accepting our cyber networks, which is bound acceptable a civic priority," added Rhode Island Congressman Jim Langevin in a account of abutment for the venture.

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