In its sixth year, CyberPatriot is the nation's premier high school cyber defense competition. It is ran by the Air Force Association and has many sponsors from industry.  The goal of CyberPatriot is to inspire high school students toward careers in cybersecurity or other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines critical to our nation’s future.

The CyberPatriot competition has two divisions, Open and All Service. The Open division is open to any high school teams. The All Service is limited to JROTC and Civil Air Patrol teams. There are other exceptions to the make up of the team, see the rules book for more information.