Today was the last day of the NCL (National Cyber League) 2018 Fall Season regular play. This was my first CTF and I found it challenging and a good learning experience. Up until now I’ve taken many courses and completed several certifications, but competing in this event provided me a glimpse of how far my knowledge and skills have grown and what areas need more attention. Below are my rankings for the preseason and regular season games:

Preseason 10/19 - 10/27:

  • Ranked 219 / 4730
  • Ranked within top 15% which qualified me for gold bracket in regular season.

Regular Season 11/2 - 11/4:

  • NCL Overall - Ranked 278 / 4729
  • Gold Bracket - Ranked 210 / 505

The main domains covered in this competition were:

  • OSI - Open Source Intelligence
  • Cryptography
  • Password cracking
  • Log Analysis
  • Network Traffic Analysis
  • Wireless Access Exploitation
  • Scanning
  • Web Application Exploitation
  • Enumeration and Exploitation

NCL - National Cyber League