Explore the world of National Cyber League, the only virtual game in the universe that is an offensive and defensive, puzzle-based, capture-the-flag style cybersecurity competition that links education to certifications and careers! Launch yourself with real-world knowledge as the NCL’s training ground tests your cybersecurity skillset with simulated workforce challenges.

NCL allows players of all levels to enter. Between easy, medium, and hard challenges, you will have multiple opportunities to truly shine in areas where you excel. All participants play the games simultaneously during Preseason, Regular Season, and Postseason.
The NCL challenges are based on the CompTIA Security+ and EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) performance-based exam objectives and include the following content: Open Source Intelligence, Scanning, Enumeration and Exploitation, Password Cracking, Traffic Analysis, Log Analysis, Wireless Security, Cryptography, and Web Application Security.

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High school students benefit from the NCL by getting a head start in the pursuit of cybersecurity skills. They’ve been known to attain satisfaction by competing against students at the collegiate level as they prepare either for further education or the workplace.

Collegiate students benefit because the NCL competition is closer to workplace experience than formal education through its stress of application over theory. The NCL also helps students train for other collegiate-level competitions such as the Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition while preparing them for the workforce.

Institute for Cyber Security