CyberStart Game is an online platform featuring hundreds of hours of real-world cyber security challenges. If you aren’t already playing along with CyberStart, scroll to the end of this blog and find out more about signing up for one of our programmes to see how you can get involved.
What happens in CyberStart Game?
During CyberStart Game, you will practice security disciplines such as Linux, cryptography and programming as well as being introduced to challenging concepts such as buffer overflows, binary patching and SQL injections.
90% of students rated their experience of playing CyberStart as ‘good’ or ‘very good’.
You will take on the role of a security agent, gathering information, cracking codes, finding security flaws and dissecting a cyber criminal’s digital trail, using our in-tool resources, working together and researching techniques.
What kind of challenges are in CyberStart Game?
In the video below, we talk you through some of the challenges you can expect to see in Game.
📝 Please note: These are some of the challenges from the highest levels of CyberStart Game. The challenges gradually increase in difficulty to develop your skills in a variety of subject areas, so don’t be put off if you don’t yet understand the challenges shown!
How long does it take to complete CyberStart Game?
CyberStart Game consists of over 200 challenges, and the amount of time spent cracking them will vary significantly by player. Due to other commitments, some may attempt Game over several years! We don’t judge ability based on the overall amount of time spent playing or engaging.
Interested in our programmes? Check out where you can build your cyber security knowledge for free!
UK 13–18-year-old student programme: Cyber Discovery https://cyberdisc.io/medium
USA 13–18 year-old girls student programme: Girls Go CyberStart https://ggcs.online/medium
USA 18–year-old and above college student programme: Cyber FastTrack https://cyberft.io/medium