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

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

Building Your Virtual Playground: Setting Up VMs for the National Cyber League Games

Pro Tip Tuesday is here!  Today you learn how to play in the sandbox! Err… the digital sandbox that is. A Sandbox is simply an application that is confined to certain limitations – such as processing power, memory, network traffic, and even “virtual devices” like sound-cards, USB ports, and DVD-ROMS. When you put all these … Continue reading Building Your Virtual Playground: Setting Up VMs for the National Cyber League Games