Coast Union’s Cyber Patriot teams continue to climb the digital ladder to success in this creative challenge that teaches students how to understand and prevent computer hacking, along with other aspects of cybersecurity.
According to Coast’s adviser, Pathways/dual enrollment instructor Ayen Johnson, the two Bronco teams came in second among California teams this past weekend — and will receive an award for that achievement.
Currently, in addition, the two Cyber Patriot teams at Coast have placed fourth and sixth in the “Gold Tier” category (out of 200 teams nationally) — and this means the Broncos are expected to end up (unofficially) first and second among California high school teams.
If they finish in the top 10 in the “Gold Tier,” it would be “An amazing accomplishment for such a small district. I am very excited and blessed to be part of this with such a wonderful and smart team of competitors,” Johnson explained in an email interview.