OURAY SCHOOL: Student to compete in FBLA cyber security nationals

By Sheridan Block

Representing Ouray School, junior Sam Rondinelli will showcase his knowledge and wits in cyber security when he competes at the Future Business Leaders of America’s national conference later this month.

Held in Nashville, Tenn., this year, the national conference gives students the opportunity to compete in various leadership events and attend workshops and exhibits that will help shape their future careers. The four-day conference is considered the pinnacle of the FBLA experience, according to the national website. As for Rondinelli, he is looking forward to an “amazing experience” and learning more about cyber security at the event.
The competition is based on a 100-question assessment covering multiple areas of cyber security, including topics such as encryption, viruses and malware and network security, Rondinelli explained.
Rondinelli used his experience from personal projects to help him compete at the district level. When he went on to compete at the state competitions in April, he incorporated the use of study guides to better prepare himself. Even though he is quick to admit he should have done more studying before the conference, Rondinelli was able to place...

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