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Students from Dębica Wins Lockheed Martin CyberQuest Challenge in Poland

07 March 2023
Students from Dębica have been crowned CyberQuest champions of Poland.

Mielec, March 6 2023 – Students from Dębica have been crowned CyberQuest champions of Poland following a three hour cyber security based competition involving teams from Leżajsk, Rzeszów, Kolbuszowa, Dębica, Mielec and Tarnów, hosted by PZL Mielec, a Lockheed Martin company, last weekend.
CyberQuest is an annual competition, in which teams of high school students from around the world collaborate to solve cyber security problems created by Lockheed Martin cybersecurity engineers.

This year, teams from Australia, Poland the UK and U.S tackled challenges including multi-step intrusion, steganography, reverse engineering, and web exploits, among others.

As a global technology leader Lockheed Martin has around 60,000 engineers, scientists and IT professionals. We’re committed to working with these groups to develop activities such CyberQuest that will educate and inspire tomorrow’s scientists, engineers and mathematicians.

“Advancing science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education is a key focus area for Lockheed Martin in Poland and in othered countries where we have a significant presence,” said Robert Orzylowski, Lockheed Martin director Poland, Central and East Europe.

“PZL Mielec, which employs 1,600 people and sustains jobs for more than 5,000 others in the supply chain, knows firsthand the importance of educating our young people in these areas.,” added Janusz Zakręcki, PZL Mielec president and general director. “Our future success and Poland’s technological advantage depend on a constant supply of highly trained, highly capable technical talent. We’re proud to play a part in stimulating the minds of young Polish students and helping them achieve their ambitions through projects like CyberQuest.”

Lockheed Martin has been a trusted partner for Poland’s national defense, industry, and economy for more than 20 years. In the past 10 years alone it has invested nearly PLN 8.0 billion (USD 1.8 billion) in Poland. Today, its in-country operations sustain 6,700 high-value Polish jobs, of which 1,600 are with aircraft manufacturer PZL Mielec, a Lockheed Martin company, Poland’s leading defense exporter and the company’s largest manufacturing facility outside the U.S.

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