This past Saturday, the second annual Mayor’s Cyber Cup luncheon was held at the Valero Venues at Valero Headquarters where thirty-six high school teams in the San Antonio area were recognized for their participation in the national CyberPatriot competition. CyberPatriot IV, conducted by the Air Force Association and UTSA’s Center for Infrastructure Assurance and Security is completing its fourth year and has featured 1012 high school teams competing against one another through several cyber security defense events. Teams compete electronically at the regional level and those performing best in the regional competition will travel to the national championship from March 22-23, 2012.

The Mayor’s Cyber Cup was designed to recognize the most outstanding team from San Antonio area high schools based on their results from the regional competition. The Mayor presented the San Antonio Mayor’s Cyber Cup trophy to the winning team – and that team for the 2nd year in a row is:

Your Alamo Area Academies Information and Technology and Security Academy (ITSA) Team!
The winning team above consisting of left to right:
1. Theodore Belitsos Lee High School, NorthEast ISD
2. Tommy Roberts Warren High School, Northside ISD
3. Mario Puente Brennan High School, Northside
4. Robert Flores Judson High School, Judson ISD
5. Kenny Bias Brackenridge High School, San Antonio ISD
6. Brian Carvan Judson High School, Judson ISD

This is the team heading for the 2nd year in a row to the CyberPatriot IV National Championship on 22-23 March in Washington D.C at the Gaylord National Harbor Convention Center — one of the top 12 Open Division Teams in the nation. The ITSA team placed 3rd in the national finals last year.

At the luncheon, these talented young men also received some very nice awards:
A custom Air Force leather bomber jackets from NCI
A $1000 scholarship check from the Air Force Association Education Foundation
Ipad II’s from Computer Systems Corporation (CSC)
And Spurs Tickets to the Spurs/Knicks game in the Spurs Suite on Mar 12th