MGM's Cyber Vikings
Cyber Vikings is a Club for MGM Girls interested in learning about programming and cyber security.
Team members participate in the annual Girls Go CyberStart competition sponsored by SANS Institute.
Girls Go CyberStart
At the end of the 2019 CyberStart Assess round, MGM had the 3rd highest combined registration and participation levels across Alabama.
For placing 3rd in the State, the team was awarded a $500 gift certificate to Amazon.
The funds were used to purchase programmable drones for use in our Computer Science classes.
The CyberStart Game round of the competition has a game-like format divided into three sections: Headquarters, Forensics Base and Moon Base.
Students work their way through the challenges, learning such things as cryptography, password cracking, digital forensics, open source intelligence gathering and programming.
Two members of the MGM Cyber Vikings team won individual $500 scholarships for their achievements in the Game portion of the competition:
2019 was MGM's first year competing in the contest.
We did not score high enough to advance to the Compete round of the competition, but we look forward to trying again in 2020.