Duke Computer Science placed in the top eight percent of >8K students and >500 colleges and universities in the recent National Cyber League (NCL) competition. The NCL competition tested students against practical cybersecurity challenges likely to be faced in the workforce, like identifying hackers from forensic data, penetration testing and auditing vulnerable websites, recovering from ransomware attacks, and more. Explore the National Cyber League (NCL) Fall 2023 Power Rankings.
Coached by CS Instructor Alexis Sparko, participating Duke CS students included CS majors Carson Brantley, Judy Chen, Evan Kiffel (Duke Cyber Club Tech Director who also helped to advise the team), Maxwell Lin, and Audrey Link. Participating first-year CS students: Pete Crowley, Luca Laureno, Alex Mages, Michael Scherk, and David Shenkerman. Thanks to Duke Cyber Club for their support, and congratulations to all Duke CS team members on their achievements and excellent performance in the competition!
Open to high school and college students, the NCL is an inclusive, performance-based, learning-centered collegiate cybersecurity competition. It provides a community and virtual training ground to help students develop and hone their technical cybersecurity skills, bridging the gap from curriculum to career.