K2Share Joins CyberPatriot as Cyber Silver Sponsor
ARLINGTON, Va., April 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Air Force Association (AFA) today announced that K2Share LLC has joined the list of prestigious sponsors supporting AFA’s education initiative, CyberPatriot, the national high school cyber defense competition.
K2Share is a veteran-owned small business and trusted cybersecurity partner to the Departments of Homeland Security and Defense. As a provider of information technology-based business solutions, they specialize in systems security engineering and integration, managed services, and e-learning solutions. In addition, K2Share offers extensive capabilities in software design, on-site technical assistance, custom content creation, application management and support services.
CyberPatriot, established in 2008 by AFA, is an exciting competition that teaches students how to defend and protect computer systems from cyber threats and potential hackers. The competition’s unique structure provides students hands-on learning about technology, emphasizing teamwork and leadership, and exercising critical-thinking skills.
“K2Share’s support stems from our company’s continued commitment to cybersecurity and protection of information technology systems which is critical to protecting our Homeland,” said Dr. Larry Teverbaugh, K2Share’s CEO. “We are particularly excited about this new partnership with CyberPatriot as it will allow our cybersecurity professionals to work with and mentor the next generation of cyber workers. In addition, this complements our existing CareerSafe® National Youth Safety Initiative providing entry-level workers, particularly high school and college students, with fundamental workplace safety awareness training.”
K2Share joins CyberPatriot as a Cyber Silver sponsor, heightening the reach and influence of the nation’s largest and fastest growing youth cyber challenge.
“Equipping students with tools for cybersecurity situational awareness and preparing them for cyber challenges is very relevant to the success of our nation and a great part of what the CyberPatriot program is about,” said Bernie Skoch, CyberPatriot Commissioner. “As K2Share is a company that holds a strong commitment to promoting safe cybersecurity practices, we look forward to this partnership with them that will undoubtedly add another great level of support to this program.”
The Air Force Association is a non-profit, independent, professional military and aerospace education association. Our mission is to promote a dominant United States Air Force and a strong national defense, and to honor Airmen and our Air Force Heritage. To accomplish this, we:
- EDUCATE the public on the critical need for unmatched aerospace power and a technically superior workforce to ensure U.S. national security.
- ADVOCATE for aerospace power and STEM education.
- SUPPORT the Total Air Force family and promote aerospace education.
AFA has 200 chapters nationally and internationally representing more than 108,000 members. Visit AFA on the internet at www.afa.org.
SOURCE Air Force Association