How to Run Your NCL Preseason Recaps

So you've completed a full week of preseason and now it's time to talk about how to exactly to go about running your recaps with your team. Document Methods and Tools Used During the Game Hopefully everyone wrote down the methods and tools they used to solve the challenges and any questions they have about … Continue reading How to Run Your NCL Preseason Recaps

PowerShell and Linux Command Line Resources We Love for the National Cyber League Games

Back with more shark analogies, John “Mako” McGill discusses how we can use the built-in scripting engines in Linux and Windows – Bash and Powershell – to automate and simplify (almost) everything we do in the NCL. There is something lurking under the surface of your operating system. Fast, efficient, and incredibly powerful… while many … Continue reading PowerShell and Linux Command Line Resources We Love for the National Cyber League Games

Where to Start with Wireless Access Exploitation for the National Cyber League Games

So first thing's first, what exactly is wireless access exploitation? Well, it's exactly what it sounds like. It's the process of exploiting weaknesses in a wireless network and gaining unauthorized access to said wireless network. While we won't be exploiting any active WiFi networks during the games, we will be using tools to inspect a … Continue reading Where to Start with Wireless Access Exploitation for the National Cyber League Games

Everything You Need to Know About Password Cracking for the National Cyber League Games

If you joined us last week during the Thursday Night Live Coaching session we held, then you know that I said this blog post would contain EVERYTHING you need to know about Password Cracking for the National Cyber League Games (I mean, it's also in the title, but I wanted to link to that video, … Continue reading Everything You Need to Know About Password Cracking for the National Cyber League Games

Newbies Guide to Network Traffic Analysis for the National Cyber League Games

Network Traffic Analysis. Newbies and veterans alike fear this category. It destroys accuracy, wrecks friendships, and will eat your lunch without leaving a note. But is it really that scary? Network Traffic Analysis (or NTA for short) is a fundamental skill. When you absolutely need to know what is going on in your network, there … Continue reading Newbies Guide to Network Traffic Analysis for the National Cyber League Games

Intro to Scanning for the National Cyber League Games

Discovering Hidden Secrets with Nmap Hello all! And welcome to my next installment to the Player Ambassador training series. This time our topic is nmap scanning: what it does and how to tailor your scans to your competition needs. For some who already have a solid understanding of this topic skip down to Commands for … Continue reading Intro to Scanning for the National Cyber League Games