Arcadia’s National Cyber League Team Places in Top 1% at National Competition

By Ryan Hiemenz | November 9, 2023
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Arcadia University’s National Cyber League (NCL) team competed in the NCL team competition from November 3 to 5, placing 55th overall (~ top 1%) out of 4,680 teams nationwide. The team also placed 6th in the cryptography section alone.

The team consists of Cole Baugh ’24, Chloe Fox ’24, Paul Broccardi ’24, ZhaiRui Shen ’25, Abigail Osborn ’26, Thomas Tubinas ’26, and Daniel Matisoff ’27 and is coached by Dr. Vitaly Ford, associate professor of Computer Science and Mathematics. The competition tests skills in open source intelligence, cryptography, password cracking, log analysis, network traffic analysis, forensics, scanning & reconnaissance, web app exploitation, and enumeration & exploitation.

The NCL was founded in May 2011 to provide an ongoing virtual training ground for collegiate students to develop, practice, and validate their cybersecurity skills in preparation for further learning, industry certifications, and career readiness.