Comic-BEE will support NCCAW by providing participants with no-cost access to cyber security web comics to use as part of their NCCAW activities.

  • Use a comic as a ‘conversation starter’ for your NCCAW activity – learners can read comics individually or in pairs, explore different scenarios and see what happens with different choices.

  • Use the comics as an activity after a lecture or discussion – learners can apply what they learned.

  • For groups already familiar with a topic, use the comic as a challenge or competition (limit: 50 participants per challenge/competition). We will support up to 25 free challenges during the week; first come, first served.

Review the comic descriptions and register to get access to one or more of the comics listed below.  Registration is simple, but we do need your email address to send you links to the comics. Access to all comic links will expire November 17, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST.

Additional NCCAW resources that may be combined with any of our Comic-BEE comics:

  • Cyberseek.org – Interactive tools and data on open cybersecurity jobs in your area, work roles and career pathways.

  • Start-engineering.com – Informative cyber career guide and workbook

Cyber Hygiene Comic

Follow Robin, a middle school student, as she tackles topics such as password strength, wireless router security, mobile security, and private v. public networks. Can she help keep her family secure online?

Target: Middle school students

Time: 5 – 8 minutes

Supplemental materials:

Cyber Ethics Comic

Seventh-grader Emma faces a series of ethical decisions about using digital technologies as she campaigns for Vice President of Student Council – will her campaign be a success or failure? You decide!

Target: Middle school students

Time: 5 – 8 minutes

Supplemental materials:

The Worm Turns Comic

Follow Devon, the Help Desk support technician who discovers malware has slipped into his organization’s Window’s based network as he tries to stop the worm from spreading! The focus is on managing anti-virus, patches and incident response in a corporate environment.

Target: High school and college students, advanced cyber club members*, entry-level IT and cyber security personnel

Time: 5 – 10 minutes

Supplemental materials:

*Advanced cyber club members = e.g., experienced Cyber Patriot or other K-12 competition team members.

Nmap Comic

Using command-line Nmap, the open-source tool for vulnerability scanning and network discovery, it’s a race to determine if the network in the comic is secure before the bad guys find a way in! This comic addresses basic commands, the strategy of how to scan and when to use specific options, and understanding the output of nmap.

Target: Beginner and intermediate Nmap users, high school students, college students, advanced cyber club members*

Time: 7 – 12 minutes

Supplemental materials:

*Advanced cyber club members = e.g., experienced Cyber Patriot or other K-12 competition team members.

Cyber Hygiene Comic

Follow Robin, a middle school student, as she tackles topics such as password strength, wireless router security, mobile security, and private v. public networks. Can she help keep her family secure online?

Target: Middle school students

Time: 5 – 8 minutes

Supplemental materials:

Cyber Ethics Comic

Seventh-grader Emma faces a series of ethical decisions about using digital technologies as she campaigns for Vice President of Student Council – will her campaign be a success or failure? You decide!

Target: Middle school students

Time: 5 – 8 minutes

Supplemental materials:

The Worm Turns Comic

Follow Devon, the Help Desk support technician who discovers malware has slipped into his organization’s Window’s based network as he tries to stop the worm from spreading! The focus is on managing anti-virus, patches and incident response in a corporate environment.

Target: High school and college students, advanced cyber club members*, entry-level IT and cyber security personnel

Time: 5 – 10 minutes

Supplemental materials:

*Advanced cyber club members = e.g., experienced Cyber Patriot or other K-12 competition team members.

Nmap Comic

Using command-line Nmap, the open-source tool for vulnerability scanning and network discovery, it’s a race to determine if the network in the comic is secure before the bad guys find a way in! This comic addresses basic commands, the strategy of how to scan and when to use specific options, and understanding the output of nmap.

Target: Beginner and intermediate Nmap users, high school students, college students, advanced cyber club members*

Time: 7 – 12 minutes

Supplemental materials:

*Advanced cyber club members = e.g., experienced Cyber Patriot or other K-12 competition team members.

Cyber challenges and competitions

To run a cyber challenge or competition with a comic, please select the scored version of that comic when you register. Scored comics require the use of anonymous access tokens by the individuals in your group. We will email you 50 access codes after you register that you can provide to your participants. Participants will see their scores when they complete the comic, but their rank will not be available until everyone has completed their comic.

You may choose to have participants write their score down and create a “leaderboard” onsite, or you may request the rankings from us when your competition is over. We will then email the ranking list (access code and rank) to you.

To request access, please fill out the form below

Cyber EthicsUnscoredScored
Cyber HygieneUnscoredScored
NmapUnscoredScored
The Worm TurnsUnscoredScored
 
When do you want to use the comic? Select dates: 11/1211/1311/1411/1511/1611/17

Note: You must let us know before November 2 if you want a scored comic. Requests for scored comics after November 2 may not be supported.