The National Cyber League (NCL) was a transformative experience for me. Through the three years I participated, I went from a sophomore who didn’t know a single thing to co-running our university’s cybersecurity team as a senior. Because I participated, I was able to find everything from conference opportunities to friends in the industry. Hell, … Continue reading Why I Became an NCL Player Ambassador – WebWitch
In order to tell you why I became a National Cyber League (NCL) Player Ambassador, I'll have to go back a few years. And when I say a few, I mean five. Picture it. Westchester, New York, 2015. There I was, a bright-eyed, bushy tailed, freshman nursing major at Pace University. I know what you're … Continue reading Why I Became a Player Ambassador – JeanaByte
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
Buckle up, friends! We need to have a serious chat. One of the absolute hardest things I have had to do as your Chief Player Ambassador is hear the stories of the people who are caught during the Cyber Skyline Cheating Audit. It's an important part of the competition to keep things fair all around. … Continue reading Let’s Talk about the Elephant in the Room: How to NOT CHEAT in the National Cyber League Games
You’ve never done this before and have no idea what a virtual machine is or what this Kali creature is that I’m speaking of? Well let’s fix this problem and walk through it together, because for me personally, I like to start fresh with each shiny new season so that I know I'm up to … Continue reading Fresh Coffee…I Mean Kali!
When I first became the National Cyber League (NCL) Chief Player Ambassador, it was the first time NCL had a Player Ambassador. They had a Coach Ambassador on the Operations Team, but they had never had a former player give perspective on their decisions. It started with an email. I emailed the NCL to say … Continue reading Why I Became an NCL Player Ambassador – CryptoKait
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?