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
So you've made it through Preseason, now what happens? Well it's time for the Individual Game. Notice And I want to make this clear right off the bat, it's called the Individual Game for a reason, you play this portion of the competition completely on your own. You cannot ask anyone (this includes your professor, … Continue reading Everything You Need to Know About the National Cyber League Individual Game
Ah Preseason... The first foray into the actual competition for the season. You've already gotten a taste of how everything works from the Gymnasium, so I'll skip over that. If you've never played before and you haven't looked at the Gym yet, go back to your Dashboard and play around in the Gym first to … Continue reading Everything You Need to Know About the National Cyber League Preseason Game
If you’ve been following the National Cyber League (NCL) Player Ambassadors for a while you’ll have heard me discuss the importance of the Gym a lot, and hopefully you’ve heeded my advice to use the Gym as much as you can! I have definitely had people reach out to me after the competition ended saying … Continue reading What’s the National Cyber League Gym and How Do I Use It?
So you've made it through the port scanning challenge, congrats! (If you haven't, go read up on nmap over on WebWitch's blog which you can find here.) Now you've hit a challenge called "Hidden Treasure" and you have no idea what that means. Don't worry, I started out in the same boat and didn't learn … Continue reading A Beginner’s Guide to Scanning with DirBuster for the NCL Games