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
When I am coaching a group of students for the first time, I always start with the Open Source Intelligence category. Ok, that's a lie. Let me start over. Whenever I am coaching a group of students (first time, second time, or tenth time), I always start with Open Source Intelligence (OSI or OSINT). For … Continue reading Open Source Intelligence on How to Win Open Source Intelligence in the National Cyber League Games
Hi there! My name is Jeana and I'm one of the new NCL Player Ambassadors. I'm guest contributing to CryptoKait's blog this week to let you all know what to expect during your first season of the National Cyber League Games. My first season playing NCL was Fall 2017. After just two seasons of playing, … Continue reading What to Expect Your First National Cyber League Season
As the individual season of the National Cyber League comes to a close, I know many competitors are now turning their thoughts and attention to the Post-Season Team Game. This is one of my favorite parts of the NCL season because it allows players who have been going head to head within their schools to … Continue reading NCL Question: Post-Season – Teamwork Strategies
Recently, the National Cyber League received the following inquiry about how to best group teams: "I currently have 45(ish) students registered and was wondering if you had any recommendations for grouping them for the post-season. I was hoping to know what brackets they were in so I could put similar skillets together." Having been a … Continue reading NCL Coach Question: How Do You Group Teams?