We recently launched a host of new features and improvements in our CMD+CTRL Cyber Range - new metrics, new player report cards, new hints - all with the aim of providing an experience that you’ll remember. Over the next few weeks, we’ll dive into these new features to give you an idea of what to expect. This week we’re detailing seamless event switching and tracking your performance over multiple events.
We recently launched a host of new features and improvements in our CMD+CTRL Cyber Range - new metrics, new player report cards, new hints - all with the aim of providing an experience that you’ll remember. Over the next few weeks, we’ll dive into these new features to give you an idea of what to expect. This week we’ll cover head-up display scoring, player strategy & a view into what else is available.
Working with rapidly growing products like our CMD+CTRL Cyber Range is fun for a variety of reasons, particularly because seeing people smile while learning is a rare occurrence. For much of the Security Innovation team though, the best experience is growing a technology from an interesting idea to a rapidly maturing product. Even better, the journey allows for many “Aha!” moments in the form of feedback and ideas from our customers.
At our core Security Innovation is a company helping to educate the world about Application Security wherever we can. Whether it be through our Computer Based Training, Security Testing or Cyber Range, we always get excited to see our customers learn and improve their security skills. A perfect example is Brandon Evans - a software engineer who recently won our AppSec Cali event and followed that up by finding all 55 issues in our InstaFriends site. Congratulations Brandon!
One of the biggest challenges facing the AppSec industry today is the lack of skilled people. No matter how many firewalls are stood up, scans are run, or courses attended, almost all security efforts require highly trained practitioners. Whether it’s penetration testers, developers, hiring managers or release engineers, there are thousands of unfilled roles waiting for the right hires.
Who doesn’t love March!? The weather gets nicer, birds start chirping, Spring cleaning airs out the house, and lots of basketball is played. In fact, so much basketball is watched during work hours that some estimates have productivity losses in excess of $6.3 Billion - not exactly chump change!
This also leads to slow time in offices as meetings are mysteriously rescheduled and 24 hour flu outbreaks approach epidemic proportions. What is one to do when their Thursday afternoon falls apart with almost no warning? We have an idea - learn to hack!
March Hackness is a five day event from March 20th-24th that lets users learn, improve and test their skills in our InstaFriends CMD+CTRL Cyber Range. If you’re brand new to the world of hacking, we’ll have videos and tutorials to get you up and running quickly. If you’ve been hacking for years, you’ll have a chance to prove yourself against winners of our Hack Through the Holidays challenge like Matthew Thurber - the first person to solve all 48 of our Shadow Bank challenges!
The world of hacking can be intimidating, so CMD+CTRL Cyber Ranges are designed to be easy to start and hard to finish. Our team has a variety of resources to help you on your way and can always be contacted at email@example.com with any questions.
- InstaFriends Overview
- Getting Started Videos
- Suggestions for getting started from emerging hackers
- Suggestions from some of our top scorers:
Participation is simple. Just fill out this online registration form at and we’ll provide you with a special event code. Take that code to https://play.cmdnctrl.net, starting March 20th, sign up and you’ll be hacking away in minutes.