Northeast Lakeview College (NLC) Cyber Defense Students Excel at Cyber League Competition

June 22, 2023

Northeast Lakeview College (NLC) Cyber Defense Students Excel at Cyber League Competition

Ranking #74 out of 450 colleges and universities

Northeast Lakeview College Cyber Defense students have been recognized by the National Cyber League (NCL) for their recent efforts during the NCL Spring 2023 Competition Season.

Students from Northeast Lakeview College were coached by Sean Sexton, Primary Coach, and supported by Chip Thornsburg, Program Coordinator for Information Assurance & Cyber Security at NLC.  The students participated in individual and team-based events and the college placed #74 nationally in the Cyber Power Rankings among over 7,820 students from 450 colleges and universities in the NCL Spring 2023 Season.

The NCL, powered by Cyber Skyline, is a cybersecurity skills competition that contains real-world cybersecurity tasks that professionals perform on a daily basis. Students who participate in the NCL reinforce their learning and develop the necessary skills for the workforce. Students also earn a skills report that recognizes their abilities and can be shown to an employer to demonstrate the student’s readiness for the job, further bridging the gap from curriculum to careers.

“It is with our highest recommendation that students from Northeast Lakeview College be recognized for their admirable achievement that showcased their individual skills, collaborative performance, and desire to grow and learn as cybersecurity professionals,” says Dr. David Zeichick, National Cyber League Commissioner.

“Congratulations for a job well done by the NLC student Cyber team and kudos to years of excellent results,” says Dr. Veronica Garcia, NLC President.  “Our Cyber defense program continues to make great strides since inception in 2019”

NLC’s Cyber Defense program was recognized as one of the Best 20 Associate Degree Programs in Cybersecurity in 2021 and its students continue to achieve high scores at various competitions.  View the list of the 2023 rankings online at Cyber Skyline

About Northeast Lakeview College

Northeast Lakeview College is one of the five colleges in the Alamo Colleges District. A center for educational excellence and a Hispanic Serving Institution, Northeast Lakeview College provides access to quality academic programs and career and technical courses that prepare students for future success in in-demand careers. The College serves more than 6,900 students from northeast San Antonio and Bexar, Comal, and Guadalupe Counties. Offering a wide selection of degrees, certificates, pre-majors, and programs such as cyber defense, social media, logistics, and pre-nursing, and more, students completing Northeast Lakeview College have the skills they need to transition to the workplace or transfer their credits to the university.

About National Cyber League

The National Cyber League (NCL), powered by Cyber Skyline, is a virtual and learning-centered cybersecurity competition. Our mission is to build pathways for students that will lead to successful career placement within the cybersecurity field. Open to U.S. high school and college students, the NCL Competition provides students with hands-on experience solving real-world cybersecurity challenges. Students virtually perform exciting tasks such as auditing vulnerable websites, identifying breaches from forensic data, and more.