National Cyber League Fall Season Registration is Now Open

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A lifetime of playing games can come in handy for high school and college students interested in testing and developing their cybersecurity knowledge and skills. Registration for the National Cyber League (NCL) started Aug. 24.

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Our NCL Player Ambassador Board has many exciting things planned, and we can’t wait to share all of this with our players.

A lifetime of playing games can come in handy for high school and college students interested in testing and developing their cybersecurity knowledge and skills. Registration for the National Cyber League (NCL) started Aug. 24.

NCL provides a fun, virtual environment for students of all levels, where they can apply real-world cybersecurity skills they will likely face in the cyber workforce. Scenarios include catching someone who is using a company's new work-at-home policy to exfiltrate company data or perhaps taking advantage of a vulnerability in a database to gain access to a computer. From the comfort of their homes, players will face a series of offensive and defensive challenges to display their abilities to identify hackers, crack passwords, break into vulnerable websites and more.

The puzzle-oriented, capture the flag style, offensive and defensive challenges are rooted in the CompTIA Security+ and EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker performance-based exam objectives. Players also receive Scouting Reports they can share with potential employers to highlight their success within each challenge objective.

“I am just one of many success stories to come out of the NCL games. Now, my team and I are listening to players and advocating for them; representing the views, perspectives and values of the players; and campaigning for new programs and partnerships. Our NCL Player Ambassador Board has many exciting things planned, and we can’t wait to share all of this with our players,” said Kaitlyn Bestenheider, NCL chief player ambassador.

Players do not just build skills relevant to a lucrative career; they become part of a like-minded community of cyber heroes and heroines who join forces to better their skills.

Willing to join more than 10,000 fellow students who compete annually? Visit nationalcyberleague.org.

About National Cyber League:
Founded in 2011 by an alliance of public agencies dedicated to developing the next generation of cybersecurity professionals, the NCL is a nonprofit cybersecurity competition that measures the ability of students to perform real-world cybersecurity tasks. Powered by industry-leading cybersecurity skills evaluation technology from Cyber Skyline, the competition has students identify hackers from forensic data, break into simulated bank websites, recover from ransomware attacks, and more. To learn more, visit nationalcyberleague.org.

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