Advent of Cyber 2022

Get Started With Cyber Security in 24 Days

Learn the basics of cyber security by doing a new,
beginner friendly security exercise every day leading up to Christmas

Over $40,000 worth of prizes! The more questions you answer, the more chance you have of winning!

The event is completely free. Absolutely no costs involved, so make sure to tell your friends!

Complete all 24 daily security tasks and earn a custom certificate of completion!

John Hammond, Neal Bridges, InsiderPhD, Cyber Sec Meg, SecurityNinja and HuskyHacks.

What you will learn

Each day in December, a new (beginner friendly) task will be released, which follows a fun Christmas story! Every task has both written learning content, and a supporting video.

Topics covered:

Red Teaming Cyber Investigations Web Exploitation IoT Hacking Cyber Defence


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: $40,024


Complete every task in the event and earn a certificate of completion! Make sure your name is set in your profile settings.

The Advent of Cyber tasks will remain open until November 2023, so you have plenty of time to earn your certificate should you not complete all the tasks right away.

Event Details

  • Starting Date: Thursday 1st, December 2022
  • Task Release Time: Between 12pm and 8pm GMT

What is Advent of Cyber?

Advent of Cyber is an event that gets people started in cyber security, by releasing beginner friendly security exercises every day leading up to Christmas.

We know that security can be a daunting field, and can be difficult for beginners to get started. Advent of Cyber helps you kick start your security journey.

For 24 days we release tasks breaking down common security topics into byte-sized walkthroughs and challenges.

Each task is self contained and includes the basic information required to start working on a security challenge - We won't be throwing you in the deep end, every challenge will contain supporting material and a video tutorial!

How to enter

  1. Register an account on TryHackMe.
  2. Click here to join the room!
  3. Wait for the first task to be released (Dec 1st)

Advent of Cyber for Business

With TryHackMe's management dashboard for business, teams in your company can tackle the daily challenges together, where you can monitor their progress and give them a premium learning experience.

Advent of Cyber is a perfect event for introducing and upskilling many different teams within your company in cyber, through this fun 24 day event!

Get started with TryHackMe for Business here. Or if you're an educational institute, click here.


Spice up your computer and make one of the official Advent of Cyber wallpapers your background!

The Story

All exercises in Advent of Cyber follow a fun Christmas story. This year, the elf McSkidy needs your help to investigate a serious breach and test all remaining systems for security flaws.