OSINT is a broad category in the real world—and an ethical gray area. What types of challenges await you in a timed competition like NCL? Paul Buonopane provides a peek behind the curtain and shares his favorite advanced search operators, metadata viewers, and real-world OSINT gathering tools. Use them responsibly!
John "Mako" McGill
Discover what's lurking beneath the surface of your operating system! Back with more shark analogies, Mako discusses how we can use the built-in scripting engines in Linux and Windows—Bash and Powershell—to automate and simplify (almost) everything in the NCL, broken down by domain.
"Just Google It" is CryptoKait's publicly proposed alternative title for NCL's Open Source Intelligence domain. The domain is based entirely on research skills. It is always the best domain to start with—but there is one caveat! CryptoKait prepares you for it with practice challenges and pro tips.
Want to start your very own NCL team at your college or university? CryptoKait shows you how with these take-home materials from her workshop at the 2018 WiCyS conference. In case you missed it, the first part was recorded, and CryptoKait's NCL Coaching Guide is the ultimate standalone resource!
CryptoKait's first prep guide for the NCL in 2017 remains a relevant read! A brief introduction to the Games is followed by beginner-friendly toolkit suggestions structured by domain. Plus, it's fun to go back and see what has and hasn't changed!