University of Maine at Augusta (UMA) Cyber Moose participated in the National Cyber League (NCL) Championship Postseason competition, finishing 31st overall out of 925 teams nationwide. In addition, the Cyber Moose teams ranked in the top 20 for the following issue-specific categories:
- 4th in Open Source Intelligence,
- 15th in Cryptography,
- 9th in Password cracking
- 7th in Log Analysis,
- 17th in Network Traffic Analysis,
- 3rd & 9th in Wireless Access Exploitation, and
- 3rd in Scanning.
The NCL postseason team championships took place on the weekend of April 17-19, 2020. Competencies measured in NCL National Championship Postseason game included open source intelligence, network traffic analysis, log analysis, scanning & reconnaissance, wireless access exploitation, cryptography, password cracking, web application and exploitation, and enumeration & exploitation.
During the NCL regular season, 5,356 players participated from all over the country on an individual basis. One UMA student ranked in the top 100 players. Joseph Gelebart finished 81st overall.
For more information about the NCL visit: www.nationalcyberleague.org.
Cyber Moose is a competitive cybersecurity team, founded in the fall of 2017 at UMA. Students from any level in cybersecurity and any degree program may participate. Through competitions, team members seek to compete nationwide and work together to improve their knowledge and skills. Team members challenge themselves in defensive and offensive puzzle-based, capture-the-flag style competitions, which are closer to workplace experience over that of formal education by stressing application over theory. Preparation & participation in competitions provides real-world scenarios that will be helpful in becoming well-trained experts and improving individual skills sets.