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
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?
If I were to take a survey of our first-year club members, and asked them what they had learned that year, I am sure that every list would be different. That is the great thing about pioneering something new! Each person’s journey is different, even if we are on the same path. There are some … Continue reading Cybersecurity Club Survival Guide: Lessons Learned from the First Year of a New Cybersecurity Club
I became a National Cyber League (NCL) Player Ambassador to inspire others to learn by doing and participate in the skill-building opportunities NCL provides. In my junior year of college at Middle Georgia State University (MGA), I was taking a cybersecurity course which offered extra credit for participating in a school-run capture-the-flag (CTF), called the … Continue reading Why I Became an NCL Player Ambassador – Jacob Corley