University of Maine at Augusta (UMA) Cyber Moose participated in the National Cyber League (NCL) Championship Postseason competition, finishing 28th overall out of 975 teams nationwide. In addition, the Cyber Moose teams ranked in the top 20 for the following categories:
- 8th in Forensics
- 12th in Log Analysis
And, ranked in the top 100 for these categories:
- 25th Password Cracking
- 47th Open Source Intelligence
- 63rd Enumeration & Exploitation
- 63rd Network Traffic Analysis
- 65th Cryptography
The NCL postseason team championships took place on the weekend of November 6-8, 2020. Competencies measured in NCL National Championship Postseason game included open source intelligence, network traffic analysis, log analysis, scanning & reconnaissance, forensics, cryptography, password cracking, web application and exploitation, and enumeration & exploitation.
During the NCL regular season, 6,011 players participated from all over the country on an individual basis. One UMA student ranked in the top 100 players. Rob Rapalus finished 64th 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.