It’s no secret there’s a major cybersecurity skills shortage affecting organizations all over the world, no matter their size or industry.
So what do you do when you have a limited budget, can’t find specialists, but still need to implement essential security controls?
How about when you want to develop your skills but have nowhere to practice?
As always, we’re here to provide practical solutions that match your needs.
Closing the practice gap
There’s no shortage of online resources for anyone ranging from information security enthusiasts to developers and even experienced infosec specialists. But there’s still a gap that needs to be closed: the practice gap.
No matter how good online tutorials are, each organization has a specific environment with particular problems, process, and interdependencies. Although some security techniques apply across business sectors, many depend on the organization’s structure and development stage.
To help developers, growing cybersecurity practitioners, and anyone else who wants to learn, polish, and apply their infosec skills, we, as in the Cyber Security Research Center from Romania (CCSIR) have developed a free cybersecurity arena!
Presenting: CyberEDU – the free-for-all cybersecurity gym
Your colleagues from the development team as well as other technical specialists from your company may be interested to know they can pick up and develop cybersecurity skills for free on CyberEDU.ro.
This playground is a special environment created to equip the next generation of infosec specialists – no matter their age or background – with the practical experience they need. It helps them bridge the gap between theory and practice, enabling them to experiment, try different approaches, and then confidently apply their learnings in organizations.
CyberEDU also speaks to each person or team’s need to work on challenging, engaging tasks that improve their critical thinking and give them a sense of achievement. It also gives them a chance to have fun throughout the process, which helps offset some of the pressure that’s an inherent part of their job.
The platform currently features over 100 exercises developed for and used in international ethical hacking competitions and the number is growing every day. These practical exercises cover the 3 main tracks a cybersecurity enthusiast or specialist can follow in their professional development:
- The Offensive Track that involves using ethical hacking techniques to mimic cyber attacks and deepen knowledge of pentesting tactics as well as network, wireless, and mobile device security
- The Defensive Track whose reactive approach to security centers around developing the analytical skills to prevent, detect, and respond to cyber attacks, including digital forensics and incident response practices
- The General Track that involves a mix of both offensive and defensive tactics.
All the challenges on CyberEDU are based on real life scenarios. Our team of experienced cybersecurity experts developed them so platform users can learn to spot vulnerabilities and effectively react to the diverse situations they face in their roles.
Increase your practice hours
With no hidden fees and challenges for every level of knowledge, CyberEDU serves the practice needs of a large group of security-minded people. Whether you or other security peers are beginners or professionals, you both can log valuable practice hours and track each other’s progress in an easy to use dashboard.
! Do note the platform is still in beta, so some features might still have some bugs or not work properly. Since this is a platform for the community, the team behind the project relies on your constant feedback and support to fix and permanently improve the platform so it can evolve to meet our developing needs.
Keen to be part of the community?