Learn the basics of Cyber Security by doing a new, beginner friendly security exercise every day leading up to Christmas
Advent of Cyber is an event aimed at helping users get started with cyber security, by releasing beginner friendly security exercises every day leading up to Christmas.
We know that Security can be a daunting field. It can be very difficult for beginners to take the jump and get started with learning just a small part of security!
For 25 days we will release tasks breaking down common security topics into byte-sized walkthroughs and challenges.
Each task will be self contained and will include the basic information required to start working on a challenge - We won't be throwing you in the deep end! The challenge will contain supporting material about that particular topic to ensure that you're actually learning.
In the spirit of Christmas, we've brought together some of the biggest names in cyber security and are ecstatic that they're supporting the event!
CompTIA is the global, non-profit IT trade association and creator of vendor neutral IT certifications. CompTIA certifications are developed with the support of leading technology companies and organisations and validated by industry experts around the world.
Offensive Security offers industry-defining information security training. In addition to courses and certifications, students can get hands-on pentesting practice in our Proving Grounds labs. Level up your skills and learn the Try Harder mindset with the team behind Kali Linux and the OSCP certification.
INE is the premier provider of technical training for the IT industry in the areas of Cyber Security, Networking, Cloud and Data Science. It is our mission to be the world’s leading provider of hands-on, role-based technical training, maniacally focused on developing experts. Try our platform for free with the INE Starter Pass.
Not only are we making this event free, we're personally adding gifts to the prize pool. Our mission is to make learning cyber security easier and more accessable; learn more about our mission and values here.
We will choose a random winner everyday, to enter simply complete the task released on that day.
At the end of the competition, we'll enter every participant who completed a question into a raffle to win the prizes. Every question a user completes, gives a higher chance of winning. You can win one of the following:
Total Prize Pool Value: $13,377
Complete every task in the event and earn a certificate of completion! Make sure your name is set in your settings.
The Advent of Cyber tasks will remain open until November 2021, so you have plenty of time to earn your certificate should you not complete all the tasks right away.
Starting Date:Tue 1st, December 2020
Task Release Time:Between 7pm and 8pm GMT
Ending Date:Thu 26th, December
Breaking any of the following rules will result in elimination from the competition