Cyphinx – Cyber Security Gaming
The United Kingdom government has created a game that targets a younger audience to get into cyber security. (Recruiter) According to Motherboard the game is a “virtual skyscraper that acts as a gateway to a host of different games, each of which is designed to test security-related skills at various difficulty levels.”
Per The Register, according to Cyber Security Challenge UK’s (CSCUK’s) CEO Stephanie Damon, Cyphinx was developed in direct response to an (ISC)² study which estimated there would be a workforce cyber-skills shortage of 1.5 million by 2020.
This MMO (Massively Multiplayer Online) game is a great idea. It is a fun way to give younger individuals an introduction into cyber security, such as, penetration testing. Some sponsors of the project are the leading lights of the UK security industry including PWC, GCHQ, BAE systems, Airbus, the National Crime Agency, and the SANS Institute. (SC Magazine) Anyone who is interested in cyber security will want to give this a try. This could attract a completely different audience by introducing this training as a video game.
Per Computer Weekly Every area in Cyphinx will contain a new opportunity to test a different cyber skill, available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Always being accessible is another great feature. You can play at your own pace and schedule.
For more information on Cyphinx or to register, please visit Cyphinx.
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