Bellevue University fielded three student teams for the Spring 2020 National Cyber League (NCL) capture the flag competition which just completed this past weekend. Twenty-four undergraduate and graduate students in the cybersecurity program competed in challenges related to cryptography, password cracking, log analysis, wireless exploitation, scanning, enumeration, and other cybersecurity related areas. BU’s three teams, the Cyber Wolves, the CyBears, and the Keyloggers competed nationally in their bracket against 931 university and community college teams. Preliminary results (official results will be released later) show the top BU team was the Cyber Wolves placing 86th overall out of 931 teams and 12th in the Silver Bracket.

For the Fall 2019 NCL, BU Power Ranking was 42nd nationally, 12th in the Central Region, and 29th amongst DHS and NSA Centers of Academic Excellence. This ranking is a consolidated score from all BU student teams and considers team and individual performance.