Two teams from the Girls Go CyberStart, SANS Insitute CyberSecurity Competition held in February 2018, met with Gov. Greg Abbott on June 29, 2018 for their high achievement in representing Texas in the national competition.
The two teams consisted of high school girls from Rockwall-Heath High School and Medina Valley High School. The event focused on introducing high school aged girls to Linux, programming, forensics and other tools through games and challenges centered around cybersecurity.
Over a 6-day period these ladies worked through a series of challenges increasing in difficulty to gain points for an overall score, all the while slowly opening their eyes to the regularly shifting possibilities of the cybersecurity world.
Their efforts culminated in elevating them to two of the top teams in the nation, resulting in a photo opportunity with Governor Abbott, where the ladies presented the Governor with a larger than life thank you and a card to go with it. The teams also received resolutions from Texas House Representatives Andrew Murr and Justin Holland to commemorate their achievements.
We wish them a heartfelt congratulation and the best of luck in all of their future endeavors.