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National Security Agency (NSA)'s NCAE-C NSU_eHACKERs Student Club




National Security Agency (NSA)'s NCAE-C NSU_eHACKERs Student Club

The National Security Agency (NSA) and its affiliated federal agencies support educational programs designed to establish higher education in the fields of cybersecurity throughout the country. The NSA have designated Nova Southeastern University (NSU) as a National Center of Academic Excellence (NCAE) in Cybersecurity - Cyber Defense (CD) through the academic year 2028.

NSU_eHACKERs is a student club (e for Ethical!) and is part of NSU’s Center for Information Protection, Education, and Research (CIPhER). It is open to all College of Computing and Engineering (CCE) students pursuing an undergraduate, master's, or doctoral degree with interest in cybersecurity. 

Intentions & Objectives

  • To bring awareness of security in the cyber space and NSU Cybersecurity programs to welcome anyone that wants to learn about ethical hacking and cybersecurity in general.
  • To engage in Capture the Flag (CTF) teams that represent NSU Sharks at Hackathons, CTF events and any (ethical) hacking competition that we can participate in - a training ground for ethical hackers.
  • Additionally, we aim to provide information sessions from industry experts and help prepare anyone to get a job in cybersecurity.
  • All in good faith to prepare as many cybersecurity experts as we can and bring consciousness to every one of the dangers of the Internet, we all love to use.


Winter 2023 Events (Subject to Change, Dates TBD – check the Discord server)

Beginning Friday, the 20th, of 2023, we will be hosting virtual sessions on learning platforms such as Hack the Box and TryHackMe! The primary focus will be for educational purposes, interactivity, and of course, fun! Hone your skills and gain confidence as we host bi-weekly sessions on learning platforms such as Hack the Box, TryHackMe, and more! It will involve numerous topics to learn about and we will dive into details on the topic of the week and teach each other about how everything works in depth.

***These will take place in the Discord server, so, if you haven’t joined the club’s Discord server yet, do so now so you don’t miss out on the action!***

Winter 2023 Events

  • eHACKERs Semester Overview | January 25th
  • TechTalk | Meet the Cyber Expert | February 7th, @ 5PM | Dr. Karla Clarke
  • Career Advancement | Recruit a Shark Career Fair | February 16th, @ 11AM until 2PM at The Rick Case Arena Don Taft University Center | Connect with like-minded employers recruiting in various industries, such as Computer Science, Information Security, Cybersecurity, and more.
  • TechTalk | Meet the Cyber Expert – March 8th, @ 5PM | Presenter TBA
  • CTF | picoCTF | March 14th through March 28th | Join us for a club-based friendly competition against each other, to improve your skills and demonstrate your capabilities.
  • TechTalk | Meet the Cyber Expert | April 5th, @ 5PM | Presenter TBA
  • Club Service Project | All Fins In (Registration Now Open) | March 18th
  • eHACKERs Semester Recap & Expansion | April 14th @ 6PM, DeSantis Building, Room 2020 | Announcements, Intro to Hack The Box Battlegrounds, and more!


Whether you are new to Cyber Competitions or advanced, there will always be a competition that fits you!

Currently we have have 4 upcoming/on-going competitions! Which one will you join?

Don’t forget to support our teams!

The Embedded Capture the Flag (eCTF) is an embedded security competition run by MITRE in partnership with Riverside Research that puts participants through the experience of trying to create a secure system and then learning from their mistakes. The main target is a real physical or emulated embedded device, which opens the scope of the challenge to include physical/proximal access attacks. The eCTF is a two-phase competition with attack and defense components. In the first phase, competitors design and implement a secure system based on a set of challenge requirements. The second phase involves analyzing and attacking the other teams’ designs.

See the above embedded link to sign up!

NCAE Cyber Games

MISI CAE Hack the Building 2.0: Hospital Edition

NSA Cyber Exercise (NCX) 


2022-2023 Officers

  • President - Diana Dancea (
  • Vice President - Andrew Vasquez (
  • Treasurer - Rejoice Kumah (
  • IOC Chair - Triet Do (
  • Secretary - Dina Khan (
  • Social/Programming Chair – Oriana Ricci (


Club Links


Club Faculty Sponsor

Professor Yair Levy,  


Competition Teams and Photos

Hack the Port 2022 
(Photo credits to Kemar Bailey – NSU’s MS in Information Assurance and Cybersecurity and his Lessons Learned Presentation following the event to the club)

Hack the Port 2022 consisted of numerous targets for students to attack. A few examples are CCTV & VOIP Networks, Container Ships, Electronic Road Barrier Gates, Foreign Trading Zones (FTZ), Hospitals, Ship-Board Networks, Gantry Cranes, Water Filtration Systems, Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) Tanks, and more.


2022 NSA CAE-NCX Competition - NSU Team 




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