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Cyber Eagles

Join our Cyber Eagles team to learn about cybersecurity & build your skills. Then put your skill set to the test in the National Cyber League (NCL) competition. Play the hero defending against cyber attacks, then be ready to go on the offensive to identify & exploit every cyber weakness.

Fall 2021 reg­is­tra­tion is closed. Check back soon for Spring reg­is­tra­tion dates!

Worms, Bots and Phishing

Cyber Eagles

Cyber Eagles club is open to students, age 14 to graduate students, who are interested in learning cybersecurity skills like password cracking and cryptography. Cyber expert Professor Curtis Coleman coaches local students on campus, and national teammates online. Eight weeks of online training leads to biannual, virtual competitions in the National Cyber League (NCL) where you are placed in a bracket that matches your skill level for both individual and team cyber battles.

Your membership of $100 includes: one-hour of college credit in computer science, university coaching, NCL enrollment, team t-shirt, competition prep, team emails, access to weekly training online, weekly virtual group coaching, and after the competition you will receive a Cyber Scout Report showing your skills rating along with a NCL participation certificate!

Computer Science at OC

Nation­al Cyber League

Take an inside peek at the National Cyber League. It's inclusive, relevant, challenging and fun! NCL competition dates:

  • Training with Professor Coleman - August 9
  • Cyber Gym Opens - August 23-December 17
  • NCL Preseason - October 11-18
  • Individual Game - October 22-24
  • Team Game - November 5-7

Cybersecurity Team

  • $100 Membership cost for non-OC students - college and high school students welcome
  • 8 Online cybersecurity training lessons for Cyber Eagles team members
  • 5% in the nation - Cyber Eagles highest ranked NCL player
  • 1 One hour of college credit earned for completing the Cybersecurity training

Quilan Heitmann

High School Student & CyberEagle

"The Cyber Eagles club is an amazing experience! I had zero Cybersecurity experience, but with Professor Coleman’s coaching, I placed in the top 15% overall in the individual game. My favorite part of the individual competition was learning how to make my own enumerated wordlists to crack difficult password hashes.

I especially enjoyed the team competition. Even though I was in a different state for the competition, I was able to participate because my team used Discord to collaborate.

My favorite part of Cyber Eagles was learning from my teammates. At first everyone focused on their favorite category, but later we worked together to solve harder questions that we wouldn’t have been able to solve individually."

OC Cyber Eagles


Dates to Remember

July 1 - Enrollment for Team Membership Opens

August 9 - Online Cyber Eagles Training

August 20 - Enrollment for Cyber Eagles Closes

Aug. 23-Dec. 17 - NCL Gym

October 11-18 - NCL Pre-Season

October 22-24 - NCL Individual Game

November 5-7 - NCL Team Game

Training Topics


Open Source Intelligence

Password Cracking

Log Analysis

Network Traffic Analysis

Wireless Access Exploitation

Scanning and Recon


Meet the Coach

I have over 25 years of corporate experience as well as my military experience. I want to impart that broad range of knowledge to my students and show them how to immediately apply it to the real world.

Curtis Coleman / Cybersecurity Professor & Cyber Eagles Coach
Curtis Coleman

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Cyber Eagles FAQs

Everything you want to know about joining the Cyber Eagles