Once again Center Point’s Cyber Security Team captured 1st place in Alabama, this time among 276 teams who qualified for the 2020 Girls Go CyberStart National Championship. Although over 450 Alabama girls signed up for GGCS, only 52% made it to the competition round. Alabama had 11 teams qualify for Nationals, and Center Point's team finished 17th out of the 276 teams.
(photo)(Yes, we're social distancing!) Natasha Burnett, Jasmyn Suttles, Shayla Terry & Kylah Williams
Building on their success from last year, seniors Shayla Terry and Kylah Williams led the way for new team members Natasha Burnett and Jasmyn Suttles. Even a pandemic could not blunt their determination as they spent two exhausting days May 20th and 21st testing their Cyber Security skills. During their long, 12 hour days they worked in Linux and Windows and conquered digital forensics, networking and cryptography, performed binary exploitation and slipped past web site defenses.
Team members have earned numerous IT certifications: CompTIA's IT Fundamentals, TestOut PC Pro, Network Pro, Switching Pro, Routing Pro, Linux Pro, Security Pro, Ethical Hacking Pro, and Microsoft Python Programming.
Girls Go CyberStart is a fun and interactive online program composed of digital challenges to introduce high school girls to cybersecurity. Over 10k high school girls have taken part in the Girls Go CyberStart program so far.