Cybersecurity Activities for Students
The Blue Ridge Community College Hive Club consists of IT students interested in exploring new technologies and cybersecurity outside of the classroom. This club meets Tuesdays at 2:30 p.m. in TEDC 112.
The Hive will be participating in the following events:
US & Canada Learn-A-Thon Competition
Feb 12 – 26, 2024
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NCAE Cyber Games is a cyber security competition for college students who have never participated in a competition or hackathon before. Cyber competitions are a great way to build your skills and learn about the industry, but they can be intimidating if you’ve never tried one before. This program aims to make it easy (and fun) for students to see how competitions work and learn with others who are also new.
NCAE Cyber Games Feb/Mar 2024 Schedule
National Cyber League, Mar/Apr 2024
The National Cyber League (NCL) is a defensive and offensive puzzle-based, capture-the-flag style cybersecurity competition that prepares students for a cyber career.
In the NCL Games, students work to solve challenges such as identifying hackers from forensic data, pentesting and auditing vulnerable websites, recovering from ransomware attacks, and more. Participate in the season to track your skills growth with an NCL Scouting Report or represent your school in the national Cyber Power Rankings.
- March 25 – 31, 2024: NCL Practice Game
- April 5 – 7, 2024: NCL Individual Game
- April 19 – 21, 2024: NCL Team Game
Meet the Geeks
Meet the Geeks is an all-volunteer organization focused on supporting the tech community in Western North Carolina by creating opportunities for networking, partnership, professional development and employment.
Meet the Geeks Meetup