If you're a lone NCL player trying to bring the NCL Games your school, check out this blog for some ideas and advice on raising interest to bring NCL to your school.
Category: NCL-Questions Answered
I Need Help Solving an NCL Challenge. What Do I Do?
Stuck on an NCL challenge? Desperate for assistance? Whether or not the rules allow it depends on what time in the NCL season it is, and also what sort of assistance you have in mind! JeanaByte shows you when and where to turn when you need help solving an NCL challenge.
What Happens When the Season Is On and I Can’t Reach Out for Help?
The Gym was an oasis of assistance, designed to help you get cyber-swole. But the coming Games will cast you into a desert where you must fend for yourself and tap into your inner strength. You'll be able to run recaps with others in between Games, but what about when the Games are on? Hush1e explains where you can—and cannot—turn for help!
Everything You Need to Know About Our CompTIA Partnership
Last year, the National Cyber League and CompTIA announced that they were teaming up. MistressVen0m answers the most common questions we've received about this partnership: Who is CompTIA? How does this affect players and coaches? What's this we hear about a CompTIA student membership? And last, but not least, will there be prizes??? (YES!)
How Do I Register and Pay for Students?
Are you a Coach trying to understand the registration and payment process for the National Cyber League Games? First, welcome to the community! CryptoKait shares all the info you’ll need to get started registering and paying for students, as well as where to turn for help if you still have any questions.
Why Steganography is Cryptography
The NCL Player Ambassadors have been asked this question many times over the years. Wolfshirtz offers a definitive answer, but first poses this insightful counter-question: "Why mathematically garble your data to hide it when you can make it look like a dinosaur with a cool top hat?"
Who Should Play the NCL CTF and Why?
Do other cybersecurity competitions make you feel like you just stumbled into a crowded room with toilet paper hanging off your shoes? That won't happen here. Hush1e talks about the diverse community of NCL players, where we all go to find support, and what all of us (including you!) gain from playing together, regardless of skill level.
What Are the NCL Power Rankings?
Wondering how your school performed overall? Take a gander at the National Cyber League Power Rankings—the leaderboard for schools! Hush1e demystifies what the scores mean, how they're calculated, and how to not get yeeted from the board.
What’s the Deal with the National Cyber League?
If someone asked you, "What is NCL?"—how would you respond? Assistant Chief Player Ambassador JeanaByte has been asked this question many times. This article represents the best answer in her three years of NCL experience.
What is an NCL Player Ambassador?
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.
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