Open Source Cyber Scavenger Hunt — Run Your Own (even on a budget)

Victoria Schiffer
Aug 5 · 3 min read

We’re super excited to finally publish our Open Source Cyber Scavenger Hunt with the global Cyber Security Community. It has been our dream ever since we started working on this engaging, gamified security awareness activity in preparation for Cyber Awareness Month 2020. We recommend reading the blog post on how we ran our Cyber Scavenger Hunt first, if you’re new to, and intrigued by the topic.

Get Started!

If you can’t wait to jump into action and start running one at your organisation, you’re in the right spot. Whether you’re on a budget and don’t have dedicated Security Awareness experts, or you have a team of Security Influencers — our curated materials will make it a breeze for anyone wanting to run their own gamified Cyber Scavenger Hunt! Maybe you’ll even choose to run it as part of this year’s Cyber Awareness Month of October.

Curated Cyber Scavenger Hunt Material

  1. 📖 How to Guide (PDF)
    A step-by-step guide on how to run your own Scavenger Hunt.
  2. 🔎 Clue Catalogue (Google Sheets)
    A catalogue of all clues we have curated and used in our Scavenger Hunt. Easily create your own copy and start shortlisting and customising the clues to your unique context.
  3. 🎥 Demo Video (39 seconds)
    This example of the Cyber Scavenger Hunt we ran last year will give you an idea of the look and feel for our participants.
  4. 📂 All Cyber Scavenger Hunt Materials (Google Drive Folder)
    Your one-stop shop with all the Cyber Scavenger Hunt Materials, including the slides from our SANS Security Awareness Summit 2021 presentation.
A demo video of our Cyber Scavenger Hunt is also provided

Collaborate with Us — Join our Open Source Team

We’re all for collaborating and sharing with the Security Community. So if you have feedback and ideas to further improve the Cyber Scavenger Hunt, or if you want to add more clues, we’d love to hear from you. Whether it’s additional engaging ideas for clues or you have customised an existing clue to your individual company, region or target group, let’s add these in. Other people (including us) may benefit from your creativity. To contribute please reach out to Daisy Wong or myself via the email addresses in the How to Guide or Clue Catalogue.

Photo by Kelly Sikkema on Unsplash

Feedback, Thoughts, Ideas?

We’d like to hear from you about your experience running a Cyber Scavenger Hunt, how you think this could be beneficial for your work, or where you think this may not work. Please share your thoughts with us via the comments.

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Victoria Schiffer

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Agile Technology Leader in Cyber Security ~ Agilist | former Software Engineer | Professional Coach | Mentor for #womenInTech | @SEEKjobs

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