Here's a fun story I like to tell to people about one of the more intimidating challenge categories in the National Cyber League (NCL) Games: Reverse Engineering and Binary Exploitation. I've had plenty of people tell me that so-and-so topic (usually Web App Exploitation or Binary Exploitation) in the NCL Games is too challenging or … Continue reading Reverse Engineering: Fake it until you make it!
The National Cyber League (NCL) is a cyber security capture-the-flag (CTF) competition for high school and undergraduate students in the United States. Whether you’re just getting started in cyber security or have prior experience, competitions are a great way to hone your skills. NCL attempts to combine the polish of other academic competitions with the … Continue reading Everything You Need to Know about the NCL from Someone Who Has Been Around as Long as Kait
From terminology, to tools, to matters of life and death, discover the cryptography lessons that JeanaByte has absorbed from CryptoKait and would now never teach cryptography without!
Potential employers may not have heard of NCL (yet), but they've heard of CompTIA! CryptoKait is proud to announce that CompTIA is now officially collaborating with NCL and its Player Ambassadors to introduce activities, programs, and promotions which will benefit the developing cybersecurity workforce—that's you!
CryptoKait created a role which never existed before: Player Ambassador. It makes sense that she's been asked to explain what one is... a lot. After two months of soul searching, she endeavors to definitively explain a program that is still evolving.
Mistakes were made (and that's OK)! CryptoKait shares the hardest and most valuable lessons she's learned so far about effective leadership, mental health, and the appropriate times to go full Kait-nado.
MistressVenom became an NCL Player Ambassador in order to bring a certain type of person back into the cybersecurity fold. Read to find out who and why.
Aaron James wasn't going to spend more than two minutes on NCL. How did he end up with 50 browser tabs open on how to use Wireshark? Find out what happened seasons later, just as he was about to make his escape!
Fred's story is an unusual one, because he's never competed in NCL! He was first introduced to it when a student appeared to be goofing off in class. Fred has since become an invaluable resource for other coaches and anyone who needs help bringing NCL to their school.
Open-access education is something wolfshirtz is passionate about, and deep down there are three things he has always wanted to do. But are we sure that list is in order of preference? 😉