To begin, I would like to present a quote from the great Adam Savage: "The only difference between screwing around and science is writing it down" This encapsulates my feelings on the note taking practice and also serves as a TL;DR (too long; didn't read) for this whole post. That being said, what I'm about … Continue reading Effective Note Taking for NCL
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
I initially applied to the National Cyber League (NCL) Player Ambassadors because I thought it would be a cool opportunity to meet and work with new people and learn from them. I also decided to apply because deep down I have always wanted to do three things: Help people.Be kind and supportive.Hack stuff. Being an … Continue reading Why I Became a Player Ambassador – Tristan
Introduction To give this blog post a little back story, I was lucky enough to inherit a small six-person CyberPatriot team, so the initial groundwork for the ‘team’ was in place but over the past seven years. Now the team has expanded in numbers and in the array of competitions we compete in. High school … Continue reading How to Infuse a Culture of Fun into Your Cyber Team
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?
Prerequisites You should have already read the previous guide, Breaking Web Applications for Beginners. Even if you're not a beginner, you should at least skim that guide.You should be at the point where you're able to get through the reconnaissance and identification phases quickly for all but the toughest challenges. Overcoming hurdles as an experienced … Continue reading Advanced Tips on Web Application Hacking