Registration Closing Soon for Virtual Cybersecurity Competition

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For high school and college students looking to test their cybersecurity skills and talent, sign up for the National Cyber League (NCL) virtual competition before registration closes on March 20.

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“Every season, we include challenges relevant to current security trends. Last spring, it was ransomware. Last fall, it was cloud security. We’re excited for players to experience what we’ve planned for this season."

For high school and college students looking to test their cybersecurity skills and talent, sign up for the National Cyber League (NCL) virtual competition before registration closes on March 20.

NCL gives students a real-world cybersecurity experience, all from the comfort of your institution or home. It allows players of all levels practice their cyber-savviness in an online gymnasium and then compete against others individually and then on a team. Players will face a series of challenges where they can display their abilities to break into vulnerable websites, recover from ransomware attacks or identify hackers from forensic data, in other words, work on tasks they would do in an actual cybersecurity professional scenario.

The challenges are defensive and offensive puzzle-based, capture the flag style. They are based on the CompTIA Security+ and EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker performance-based exam objectives. From this competition, students further develop their skills and as a bonus receive scouting reports of their performance that can be viewed by potential employers.

“Every season, we include challenges relevant to current security trends. Last spring, it was ransomware. Last fall, it was cloud security. We’re excited for players to experience what we’ve planned for this season,” said Franz Payer, CEO of Cyber Skyline, the competition platform for NCL.

High school students can get a jump-start on a career path in cybersecurity while college students can work one step closer to a lucrative cybersecurity career by competing in the NCL.

The Spring Season runs from March 19 through May 15. Registration is $35 through March 20 and $45 until March 24 when registration ends. For more information or to register, 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.

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