National Cyber League Fall Season has Record-level Participation

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Every year since 2013, the National Cyber League (NCL) Fall Season has seen growing participation. The 2018 season was no exception with over 5,000 players.

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Every year since 2013, the National Cyber League (NCL) Fall Season has seen growing participation. The 2018 season was no exception with over 5,000 players.

More and more students are eager to work, practice and learn in the virtual NCL Gym and Game as evidenced by its annual increase in registrants. In the 2013 Fall Season, barely 1,000 students had signed up. By 2015, that number doubled. In 2017, participation climbed to nearly 3,500 before peaking this fall.

A few things to account for this increase include the new opportunity for high school students to now engage in NCL. More people are also learning about the benefits such as practicing virtual cybersecurity skills, competing at appropriate varying levels amongst peers, no previous playing experience required, the chance to validate cybersecurity skills and knowledge and the fact that challenges and games are based on CompTIA Security+ and EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker performance-based exam objectives that cover everything from Web Application Security and Traffic Analysis to Password Cracking and Open Source Intelligence.

Participants have full access to the NCL gym to work on exercises, can compete in the NCL Stadium, receive individualized Scouting Reports based on their performance, receive certificates of participation and can earn prizes. For more information, email info(at)nationalcyberleague.org or visit http://www.nationalcyberleague.org.

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

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