NCL Challenge

The National Cyber League Challenge is an online defensive and offensive puzzle-based, capture-the-flag style cyber security competition.  

If you are interested in learning about cyber security in a hands-on and fun way, this may be a great opportunity for you. 

You will use ethical hacking to dig into open source intelligence, crack passwords, decrypt data, analyze network traffic and logs, and explore coding strategies.  

Faculty Advisor: 

Dr. Wendy Ford, Email:

Note: The NCL challenges are based on industry-based certification 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. Ethical hacking is a key priority.

Students Show Their Skills in NCL Challenge - Fall 2018

Congratulations to the following Computer Information Systems students for their excellent performance in the National Cyber League Fall 2018 Challenge Competition: Michael Deangkinay, Opeyemi Alao, Shaiful Alam, Brae Coston-Clark, and Simon Li.

 The students, under the direction of faculty coach Dr. Wendy Ford, trained independently and as a team to prepare for the competition.  Overall, 15 QCC students participated in the NCL Challenge on November 2 - 4, 2018. 

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