When you try to Google “NCL” (the acronym for the National Cyber League), you are going to end up finding some really good info on a Norwegian Cruise Line which can also be abbreviated to NCL. That being said, the National Cyber League (and the only NCL I will be referring to for the rest … Continue reading What is the National Cyber League and Why is it Better than a Norwegian Cruise?
We all hate to do it; it is the adult equivalent of being told to clean our rooms. We defend it with slogans like “A clean desk is the sign of a sick mind” or try to convince ourselves that somehow our disorganized space is a reflection of our intelligence or creativity. However, there are … Continue reading Organizing Your Workspace
So I just passed my one year anniversary of graduating college, and in just a few weeks it'll be one year since I started at Tevora. This past year has been somewhat of a wild ride and I've learned a lot, so I figured I'd share some of the most important lessons I've learned on … Continue reading The Unexpected Ups and Downs of a First Year Consultant
For numerical cryptography, I always like to use this handy dandy chart (created by Kait) for teaching how to identify the different number bases. Base-nCharacters Found in Encryption TypeBase-2 (binary)0, 1Base-3 (ternary)0, 1, 2Base-8 (octal)0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7Base-9(nonary)0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8Base-10 (decimal)0, 1, 2, 3, 4, … Continue reading Summer Camp 2020 – Numerical Cryptography
The whole idea behind the National Cyber League Games is to show you (the players) what it would be like to be an industry professional: having challenges thrown at you that you may have never encountered before and seeing if you have the skills to research and solve these problems. But what exactly does it … Continue reading How to Act Like a Professional in the NCL Games
People have a bad habit of over-committing themselves. Whether it is work, school, volunteer hours, or even helping out friends, our schedules can become overwhelming very fast. This isn't always a bad thing! Being passionate about a variety of different things is good for personal and professional growth. However, while you're navigating the world and … Continue reading Let’s Have A Serious Talk About Overworking Yourself
While tailing a suspected member of the liber8tion hacker group to an outdoor cafe, one of our agents was able to sneak a quick picture of a conversation between them and another hacker. With our patented "Zoom & Enhance" technology, were were able to make out this part of the texts. We know from other … Continue reading Summer Camp 2020 – 1-2-3 Words
Self care is important and it's not necessarily easy. Anyone who tells you differently is trying to sell you something. In between the network traffic analysis and banging your head against whatever convoluted challenge Franz and Toby have concocted this time around, keeping yourself sane is just as important as getting a lot of points. … Continue reading Practicing Self Care During the NCL Games