CyberUnicorns is a student-led club at NCSSM dedicated to cybersecurity and it's opportunities. CyberUnicorns strives to engage the NCSSM community with cybersecurity through education, capture the flag challenges, possible scholarships. By teaching others about cybersecurity, we hope to inform them about the various tactics of hackers and how they can keep their own websites and even themselves safe. Scroll down to join us!
Here are some of our recent activities!
Cybersecurity is one of the fastest growing career paths in the world. With techniques through programming, web exploitation, linux tools, and cryptography, there's so much to learn about this fascinating topic!
A capture the flag compeition that students from across the United States compete in. CyberStart America is the most enjoyable way to discover your talent, advance your skills and win scholarships in cybersecurity! Click here to learn more.
Developed by Carnegie Mellon, picoCTF is a capture the flag cybersecurity game for high school students. Join CyberUnicorns as we tackle various problems from this competition!
With CyberUnicorns, you can win scholarships from The National Cyber Scholarship Foundation. With award levels for Semifinalist, Finalist, National Cyber Scholar, and National Cyber Scholar with honors, it's not too difficult to boost your college resume!
Manipulating URLs to access hidden files
Cookies and local storage
Cross site scripting
Encryption vs Encoding
Ciphers (substitution, caesar, ROT, arnold, atbash, etc)
Hashing and tools
ASCII, Hex, QR codes and barcodes, Morse Code, Base64/32, UTF-8
Terminal commands (cat, ls, whoami, cd, running programs, ssh, netcat, bash scripting)
Linux distributions and VMs
Binary (buffer overflows, bugs, memory)
TCP & UDP