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Riley announces inaugural ND Cyber Madness high school cyber tournament

The State of North Dakota Chief Information Officer Shawn Riley announced the North Dakota Cyber Madness tournament is coming to Bismarck, Feb. 10 – 12, 2022.  All North Dakota high schools are invited to compete for a fun, educational, and skill-building experience.

John Harris, CEO of Prairie Public TV, recently interviewed John Gieser with NDIT K12 technology services. Check out this interview about the upcoming Cyber Madness tournament.

Registration deadline is January 14, 2022.

Teams consist of up to five students and schools may have more than one team attend.  This event will also include a mini-conference for students allowing them to learn, network, and meet with North Dakota colleges, technology employers, vendors and sponsors.  Shawn Riley, North Dakota Chief Information Officer and Fadi Fadhil, Palo Alto Networks Field Strategist will be the keynote speakers.

ND Cyber Madness partners include:

  • Palo Alto Networks
  • Bismarck State College
  • Department of Public Instruction
  • Career and Technical Education
  • North Dakota Information Technology

Competitors will be given access to Palo Alto Networks NetSec Fundamentals online resources to prepare for the event.  As well, the Palo Alto Networks Cyber Competition team will be on-site to further the education of the students prior to the start of the tournament.

For questions please contact: Cybersecurity Education and Public Awareness Manager Tony Aukland at 701-328-3245.  #NDCyberMadness

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