A little bit of my background, I have been teaching cybersecurity for about 15 years now and have taught on both sides of the Atlantic, educational levels from Masters to Sophomores at high school. No matter where I have taught, there is one thing that I’ve always noticed, girls are very rare in a mixed … Continue reading What I Learned from Teaching Cyber at an All Girls High School
A resume is typically your first impression to a company you wish to work for and having a great first impression that showcases your practical skills and abilities can be the difference between being connected for an interview and never hearing back from the company. A surefire way of showing your practical skills is incorporating … Continue reading How to Include the National Cyber League Games on Your Resumé
It starts with two. The desire to share, connect, discuss, and express. A shared passion, a similar interest. It could begin with two students, or faculty, or a student-teacher interaction that inspires out-of-classroom interaction. A line from The Mentor’s Manifesto reads: This is it… this is where I belong… I know everyone here… even if … Continue reading Cybersecurity Club Survival Guide: How to Create and Run an Effective Cybersecurity Club
This is a legitimate question, one that I am asked all the time. The short answer is that you have already found what I consider the best resource: this blog. It is the whole reason I started this - this entire website is sort of dedicated to creating content to help you get ready for … Continue reading Where Can I Find Resources for the National Cyber League Games?
There are varying reasons that a high school students should compete in the National Cyber League (NCL) Games. These reasons can vary from the positive impacts that it can have on your career to the fact that it is just down right fun. Opportunities for the Future Cybersecurity is an ever-growing field with a projected … Continue reading Why High School Students Should Get Started with the National Cyber League Games RIGHT NOW!
This week's post is very special! (And not just because it's almost 12 hours later than normal.) This post was crafted by all the NCL Player Ambassadors, the NCL Commissioner, and the Game-makers at Cyber Skyline. We've collaborated to come up with the Top 10 Dos and Don'ts that YOU need to know to be … Continue reading Top 10 Dos and Don’ts for the National Cyber League Games
Network Traffic Analysis. Newbies and veterans alike fear this category. It destroys accuracy, wrecks friendships, and will eat your lunch without leaving a note. But is it really that scary? Network Traffic Analysis (or NTA for short) is a fundamental skill. When you absolutely need to know what is going on in your network, there … Continue reading Newbies Guide to Network Traffic Analysis for the National Cyber League Games
Discovering Hidden Secrets with Nmap Hello all! And welcome to my next installment to the Player Ambassador training series. This time our topic is nmap scanning: what it does and how to tailor your scans to your competition needs. For some who already have a solid understanding of this topic skip down to Commands for … Continue reading Intro to Scanning for the National Cyber League Games
If you’re like me, sifting through tons of data by hand is one of the most boring and tedious processes known to man. Thankfully, we have Bash (the Unix shell command language) to streamline our search. I’ll walk you through the fundamentals and show you how you can put them together to get the answers … Continue reading Leaping into Log Analysis
If you want to learn how to do log analysis properly, this probably isn't the post for you. I recommend reading the National Cyber League Player Ambassador, WebWitch's post here. If you just want to get some points in the game or learn how to understand what is contained within a log file, then this … Continue reading Log Analysis Tips for People Who Aren’t Ready for Command Line