App State students to compete in National Cyber League

Sixteen students from Appalachian State University are competing in the National Cyber League (NCL) season, a biannual cybersecurity competition consisting of challenges that allow students to demonstrate and grow in their abilities.

The students will prepare and test themselves against practical cybersecurity challenges that they will likely face in the workforce. Some challenges include looking at forensics, pentesting systems and auditing vulnerable websites.

They will compete throughout the month of October and into early November.

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About App State’s Cyber Security Program

Careers in cybersecurity are predicted to grow by 32% between 2018 and 2028, which is higher than the average for all other occupations, according to The Bureau of Labor Statistics.

To meet the need, App State’s Department of Computer Information Systems offers a cybersecurity concentration for students earning a BSBA in Computer Information Systems. Students may also earn a minor in cybersecurity. Courses in App State’s program include Audit Analytics, Managing Security, Ethics and Privacy, and Ethical Hacking and Countermeasures, among others. Learn more at

App State students to compete in National Cyber League
Published: Oct 5, 2022 12:39pm