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Introducing Groups, Intern base and a fresh new look

Introducing Groups, Intern base and a fresh new look

The wait is finally over for the biggest ever CyberStart update!

From the very beginning of CyberStart’s journey, our mission has been to combine world-class design, development and security expertise to build an exceptional product that inspires, educates and excites a new generation of cyber security professionals like you.

If you’re looking to explore cyber security and learn ethical hacking skills, then you know it can be challenging to find a practical and realistic learning platform that also allows you to skip the dry theory and have fun!

To achieve our aspirations and solve these challenges you face, we are excited to announce the biggest ever CyberStart update. Over the last 10 months, the team have engineered, rebuilt and super-charged the engine behind CyberStart to build a brand-new platform that can:

  • Seamlessly and continuously offer new and exciting features and functionalities that provide you with an innovative and accessible gateway to cyber security.
  • Expand our content base to maximise the breadth of skills available to you and offer new ways to learn them.
  • Create a more interactive experience to ensure you’re gaining valuable new knowledge in the most enjoyable, practical and engaging way possible.

Keep an eye on the CyberStart Features and Updates blog category for more details on how to use our new features.

Try for free, compete with friends and learn from industry experts

As part of this huge update, we are introducing a powerful new suite of features to enhance your CyberStart experience.


Groups is a way of playing and sharing your progress with friends and peers. You’ll have the ability to create and join as many groups as you want and control who has access to your progress. Skyrocket your CyberStart experience as you compete against friends on a team leaderboard, race to achieve your goals and set yourself targets to beat.

CyberStart group

Groups will help you:

  • ➕ Compete for the top spot on your own team leaderboard!
  • 👀 Compare your progress against your peers with our leaderboard feature
  • 👥 Collaborate with other members to help you progress through challenges

“I am so excited to see Groups added to this update. We’ve invested in features to enable teachers and students to build groups and have a social element to their clubs, classrooms or online guilds. I know it is going to take learning and playing CyberStart to the next level”. - James Lyne, CyberStart CEO.

Intern base

The brand new Intern base is the perfect way to see what CyberStart is all about. Without any commitments or upfront payments, you can create your free account right now and have a go at 12 challenges. From easy to hard challenges, see what life is like at the Cyber Protection Agency and get started on your first assignment.

CyberStart Intern base

The Intern Base will help you:

  • 🤩 See if CyberStart is for you without any commitments.
  • 🎮 Gain access to 12 free challenges across three levels.
  • 🔎 Have a go at solving real-life cyber security scenarios for free!

Field Manual

Just getting started with cyber security or unsure about a new concept? When you’re stuck, the Field Manual breaks down complex topics into simple step-by-step guides and offers video tutorials on topics like password cracking and ciphers. Its new sleek, modern and intuitive design will help get you started in unfamiliar areas.

CyberStart Field Manual

The Field Manual will help you:

  • 🎬 Enjoy learning from engaging video tutorials hosted by cyber security expert and CyberStart CEO, James Lyne.
  • 📖 Get help in the CyberStart challenges with guides and extra reading when you are stuck on a particular concept or topic.
  • 🧠 Consolidate your learning with walk-throughs that are carefully mapped to the core concepts you’ll learn in the CyberStart challenges.

So many students have done amazingly in CyberStart, but some needed more teaching resources to progress further. The new Field Manual is so much more accessible, engaging and comprehensive. We will add even more content in time too - videos, walkthroughs and tools. - James Lyne, CyberStart CEO.

A fresh new look

This huge update will also introduce you to an updated CyberStart brand. From bases to challenges and characters, a fresh and dynamic new look has been designed to modernise your experience and lay the foundations for a more personalised and interactive experience in the future.

CyberStart Field Manual

So what are you waiting for? This awesome set of new features are all available for you to try right now and creating your free account takes just a few minutes.

No upfront payment, no commitments, just an awesome chance to earn points while solving mysterious puzzles, fighting cyber criminals, and playing a realistic ethical hacking game for free. Start playing CyberStart now!

All of these programmes are entirely free, and feature CyberStart!

CyberStart America

What is it?

A fun programme developed to help you discover your talent, advance your skills and win scholarships in cyber security.

Who's it for?

13-18 year old high school students in the US only.

Awesome! How can I find out more?

Cyber FastTrack

What is it?

The fastest and most cost-effective route to a career in cyber security via free training and exclusive scholarship opportunities.

Who's it for?

College students in the US only.

Great! How can I find out more?

CyberStart Canada

What is it?

A free programme teaching cyber security to high school students in Canada through CyberStart's immersive learning platform.

Who's it for?

Students between the ages of 13-18 nationwide.

Nice! How can I find out more?