The National Cyber League has Record High Registration; Still Room for Sponsors Looking for Cybersecurity Talent

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For the second straight year, the National Cyber League (NCL) has record high registration numbers, proving its successful model of providing an ongoing virtual training ground for faculty and students to develop and validate cybersecurity skills using content aligned with individual and team games. Organizations looking for qualified talent should consider sponsoring the NCL.

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Facebook places such a high importance on such resources that we’ve dedicated our own engineering team to assist the NCL in providing this competition.

For the second straight year, the National Cyber League (NCL) has record high registration numbers, proving its successful model of providing an ongoing virtual training ground for faculty and students to develop and validate cybersecurity skills using content aligned with individual and team games. Organizations looking for qualified talent should consider sponsoring the NCL.

There were 2,153 participants from 298 schools in 41 states this year, up from 1,368 students from 145 schools in 35 states in 2014. NCL has quality virtual games aligned to custom content to engage both students and faculty to improve cybersecurity knowledge and skills, as well as demonstrate these knowledge and skills across a range of industry-recognized competencies.

With the success of the fall registration, NCL is still looking for organizations to support and maintain its high quality content and performance-based assessments from the competition play, while also defraying participant costs. Sponsorship also offers access to NCL Scouting Reports- individualized player performance metrics of a range of cyber competencies.

“This platform is one of very few existing resources that allow students to get the necessary hands-on experience required in the field. Facebook places such a high importance on such resources that we’ve dedicated our own engineering team to assist the NCL in providing this competition.” Jennifer Henley, director of Information Security Operations, Facebook.

For sponsorship information, visit http://www.nationalcyberleague.org/sponsor.shtml.

About National Cyber League
The National Cyber League (NCL) provides a cybersecurity training ground in a game-like environment that requires participants to work individually in Regular season and in teams during Postseason games. The games are designed for participants to solve real problems, with actual deadlines under time, technical and resource constraints. The NCL provides curricula to higher education institutions across the country to assist in student preparation for the competitions and professional certifications. Companies seeking qualified talent can access the NCL’s Scouting Reports to evaluate potential cybersecurity professionals that have demonstrated skills in NCL game play. The NCL is where cybersecurity is a passion for students, faculty and the workforce. To learn more, visit nationalcyberleague.org.

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