In my previous post about why I personally became an NCL Player Ambassador, I talked about how I selected the title "Player Ambassador". When I fell upon the term Ambassador, I fell in love with it because of it’s synonyms: advocate, champion, supporter, campaigner, representative. This is what I would become.I would represent the views, … Continue reading What is an NCL Player Ambassador?
I'm coming up on the end of my first year leading the team of National Cyber League (NCL) Player Ambassadors. For a long time, I was the Chief (and only) Player Ambassador (PA), but soon realized that I couldn't keep up with the demands of the NCL Board and the NCL Community. Soon, I had … Continue reading Lessons in Leadership: What I Learned from Leading the NCL Player Ambassadors
One of the programs the National Cyber League (NCL) Player Ambassador Board has started is NCL on LinkedIn! I wanted to share a few quick and easy ways to put your NCL experience on your LinkedIn. List it as Work Experience Possible Titles: Competitor, Participant, Cyber-Athlete, Player, Team Captain, etc. This is screen capture from … Continue reading How to Include the National Cyber League Games on Your LinkedIn
Buckle up, friends! We need to have a serious chat. One of the absolute hardest things I have had to do as your Chief Player Ambassador is hear the stories of the people who are caught during the Cyber Skyline Cheating Audit. It's an important part of the competition to keep things fair all around. … Continue reading Let’s Talk about the Elephant in the Room: How to NOT CHEAT in the National Cyber League Games
When I first became the National Cyber League (NCL) Chief Player Ambassador, it was the first time NCL had a Player Ambassador. They had a Coach Ambassador on the Operations Team, but they had never had a former player give perspective on their decisions. It started with an email. I emailed the NCL to say … Continue reading Why I Became an NCL Player Ambassador – CryptoKait
This is a legitimate question, one that I am asked all the time. The short answer is that you have already found what I consider the best resource: this blog. It is the whole reason I started this - this entire website is sort of dedicated to creating content to help you get ready for … Continue reading Where Can I Find Resources for the National Cyber League Games?
This week's post is very special! (And not just because it's almost 12 hours later than normal.) This post was crafted by all the NCL Player Ambassadors, the NCL Commissioner, and the Game-makers at Cyber Skyline. We've collaborated to come up with the Top 10 Dos and Don'ts that YOU need to know to be … Continue reading Top 10 Dos and Don’ts 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
If you want to learn how to do log analysis properly, this probably isn't the post for you. I recommend reading the National Cyber League Player Ambassador, WebWitch's post here. If you just want to get some points in the game or learn how to understand what is contained within a log file, then this … Continue reading Log Analysis Tips for People Who Aren’t Ready for Command Line
When I am coaching a group of students for the first time, I always start with the Open Source Intelligence category. Ok, that's a lie. Let me start over. Whenever I am coaching a group of students (first time, second time, or tenth time), I always start with Open Source Intelligence (OSI or OSINT). For … Continue reading Open Source Intelligence on How to Win Open Source Intelligence in the National Cyber League Games