Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds announced a new cyber training partnership between the SANS (SysAdmin, Audit, Network and Security) Institute and the State of Iowa on Monday, according to a news release.
According to the release, high school juniors, seniors, community college and college students can participate in CyberStart, an online game of discovery, and compete against students in six other states for $650,000 in scholarships.
CyberStart teaches students basic cyber security skills and identify the next generation of the cyber workforce.
Registration is open through Friday.
Students who register will receive a mini version CyberStart and have the opportunity to solve eight challenges, according to the release. Students that complete at least four challenges will be invited to participate in the full version of CyberStart, with hundreds of challenges and a chance to win scholarships sponsored by the SANS Institute.
Prior cyber security knowledge is not needed to participate.