Have you been asking yourself what the NCL rankings mean? Read this blog to get a breakdown of how the rankings work at each level of the competition.
How to Run Recaps
Player and Coach Ambassadors all have their own opinions about the best way to git 'er done. The subject of running recaps is no exception! Hush1e shares her hybrid approach for running recaps in between Games and re-emphasizes the importance of following the rules now that the School Sanction Policy has been implemented!
What Happens When the Season Is On and I Can’t Reach Out for Help?
The Gym was an oasis of assistance, designed to help you get cyber-swole. But the coming Games will cast you into a desert where you must fend for yourself and tap into your inner strength. You'll be able to run recaps with others in between Games, but what about when the Games are on? Hush1e explains where you can—and cannot—turn for help!
Digging into Autopsy (Forensics)
NCL introduced the Forensics domain in Fall 2020, and it was as much a surprise to the Player Ambassadors as it was to you! Fortunately, Hush1e has been conducting cyber forensics informally since the ’90s and can give us a tour of the open-source tool known as Autopsy, which is used professionally by forensic investigators and incident responders.
Volunteer Work and How Not to Take on Too Much
Sometimes, you have to step back and breathe so that you can re-evaluate how much you can personally handle. Taking on too many projects is not healthy, and you should know your limits. Hush1e used to be a corporate trainer, and she shares her mindfulness and decompression tips in time for the NCL Season to ramp up.
Who Should Play the NCL CTF and Why?
Do other cybersecurity competitions make you feel like you just stumbled into a crowded room with toilet paper hanging off your shoes? That won't happen here. Hush1e talks about the diverse community of NCL players, where we all go to find support, and what all of us (including you!) gain from playing together, regardless of skill level.
What Are the NCL Power Rankings?
Wondering how your school performed overall? Take a gander at the National Cyber League Power Rankings—the leaderboard for schools! Hush1e demystifies what the scores mean, how they're calculated, and how to not get yeeted from the board.
Effective Team Work That Includes All Player Levels
With the NCL Team Game on the way, it's time to think about team structure! Hush1e shares SNHU's method for creating an effective team that includes all player levels. Be sure to also browse the blog category, NCL Collaboration Tips for additional ideas and strategies!
Forensics… Wait What?
NCL and Cyber Skyline shocked everyone with their announcement of a new Forensics category! Hush1e has been conducting cyber forensics informally since the '90s. She speculates on what we might expect to see this Fall 2020 season and shares some tools that could help. (Disclaimer: Just like you, we don't know for sure!)
Virtual Collaboration Methods and Tools
Explore the free tools recommended by Hush1e for virtually collaborating with your cohort—from remote chatting, to video conferencing, to screen sharing, to document sharing. Hush1e Pro Tip: Have a backup in case one goes down!
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