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WATCH: Cybersecurity showdown

Jim Day

Universities from around the country gather to compete for a different kind of goal: to defend against hackers and protect a theoretical computer network.

The competition is not only designed to crown a champion team, it's also used to showcase young talent to companies such as Amazon, Raytheon and the U.S. Department of Defense.

These technology giants are eager to hire security network professionals because the need for cybersecurity experts is outpacing the number of students being trained.