Friday, August 2, 2013

2013 National Cyber League (NCL) Fall Season Announcement!



The National Cyber League (NCL) is pleased to announce its Fall 2013 Season!

Preliminary information is available at 

The NCL mission is to offer engaging, entertaining, measurable, and scalable methods of learning to enlist a new generation of cybersecurity professionals. Toward this end, the 2013 NCL Fall Season is designed to provide hands-on experiences and challenges that will enable players to practice and improve their cybersecurity skills - while having fun.

Fall season highlights include: 

·       Preparatory lab exercises and games to help prepare students for CompTIA Security+ and EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker certification exams

·        16 CompTIA Security+ and 19 CEH preparatory lab exercises based on these certifications’ performance-based exam objectives, which students can access remotely from anywhere, anytime, to develop skills

·        Instructor syllabi to help integrate NCL labs and games into security classes

·        Games conducted 100% using cloud­‐based services, accessible from anywhere

·        Opportunities to follow the games as spectators

·        3 geographic Conferences (Eastern, Midwestern, and Western)

·        3 brackets to engage novice (Bronze), intermediate (Silver) and experienced players (Gold bracket)

·        Pre-season assessment to identify players with similar skill levels; players will be placed in one of three brackets based on skill level (Bronze, Silver, Gold)

·        Regular Season with 2 games optimized for individuals

·        Post-Season with 2 5-10 player team-based games, conference and national championships

·        “Player Cards” and player/team statistics

·        Scenario-based, real-world games appealing to broad audiences (including men, women and non-dominant populations) to encourage engagement and passion

·        A strict honor code

Individual Award Certificates will be presented for Regular Season game play to recognize players who are at the top of their conference and national brackets.

Team Award Certificates will be presented to teams at the top of their conference and national brackets. 

All Players who complete the regular season games and associated evaluations will receive certificates of participation to add to their professional portfolios.

To advance event sustainability, there will be a registration fee of $20 per player to participate in individual competitions and $25 per team for post-season participation (credit/debit card or PayPal payments only). 

For more detailed information, to and look forward to more information via email communications soon!

To join the NCL email list, please provide your name, email address, and college affiliation via email to

Spread the word!

Dan Manson

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