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North Dakota Information Technology (NDIT) is excited to announce the opening of registration for the highly anticipated North Dakota Cyber Madness High School tournament. This exciting competition aims to introduce and encourage students to explore their interests, expand their horizons, and potentially pave the way for future careers in information technology and cyber security.

During the tournament, students will have the opportunity to delve into various cybersecurity concepts, attack vectors, coding principles, and more. Through a series of engaging challenges, participants will enhance their knowledge and skills in this rapidly evolving field. The challenges will include captivating activities such as Capture the Flag (CTF), Jeopardy style quizzes, and other educational toolsets.

“NDIT is empowering the next generation of digital leaders in North Dakota. Through the High School Cyber Madness competition, we're nurturing innovation, critical thinking, and digital resilience in our youth, forging a path to a brighter, digitally secure future," said Kuldip Mohanty, chief information officer, North Dakota Information Technology.

The tournament is open to all North Dakota high school students comprising of teams of up to five members and a coach. Whether students are beginners or have prior experience in computer science and cybersecurity, the tournament welcomes all levels of expertise. To prepare for the event, students will have access to the Palo Alto Network Security Fundamentals course. Education resources will be shared with verified registered teams and coaches.

North Dakota Cyber Madness High School Tournament virtual play-in rounds will take place January 18-20, 2024, with the in-person finals on February 15-16, 2024, at Bismarck State College. For more information including tournament rules and registration, please visit edutech.nd.gov/cyber-madness.

Sponsorship opportunities are available for business and organizations. More information can be found on the Cyber Madness Sponsors page.

For questions about the tournament please contact Tony Aukland, NDIT technology outreach manager, at 701-328-3245 or ndcybermadness@k12.nd.us. 

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