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Roses are red, violets are blue, here’s why CyberStart is loved by you

Roses are red, violets are blue, here’s why CyberStart is loved by you

Looking for love this Valentine’s? CyberStart could be the one…

Hear why students, teachers and parents love learning and teaching cyber security with CyberStart, and see if you could love it too!

This Valentine’s day, we’re sharing the stories and testimonials on why people love CyberStart.

It might sound a little self-obsessed, but we enjoy nothing more than hearing how CyberStart has helped you land your first industry jobs, made a tricky cyber security concept make sense or just been a fun way to pass the time.

Check out our players’ CyberStart stories and experiences on why they love CyberStart below!

Why players and teachers love CyberStart

Lina, student

Before finding out about CyberStart, I felt that I wasn’t going to be able to choose what career I wanted to pursue. I only knew that I liked Computer Science, but my knowledge of computers and technology was far from really helping me know about the vast careers in Computer Science. I kept searching for things to do to learn more.

However, nothing has helped me as much as CyberStart. I learned so much in such an exciting way. Even though there were a lot of challenges, I felt pushed and motivated to continue.

I never knew how much I liked cyber security until now! CyberStart opened an entire world I didn’t know about.

Anonymous, teacher

As a teacher, I couldn’t recommend CyberStart enough. It’s allowed me to introduce a topic I wouldn’t normally have time to cover and inspired so many students to consider cyber security as a subject area they enjoy!

Maeve, student

I have loved the challenges and the community. It has been such a fun time playing all the challenges and trying to crack the various codes. The community is also such a great space because it’s really a group of motivated students trying to help each other in any way possible.

Learn more about CyberStart’s community in our blog post: “How the CyberStart community had a massive impact on my life!” Read now.

Jesus, student

CyberStart is fun and valuable because anyone can give it a try without prior knowledge. I love how the challenges progressively get harder, but at the same time, you learn a lot from them.

Tabitha, parent

I really feel that no matter what subject you teach, problem-solving and critical thinking is important, and CyberStart’s challenges help students with these skills.

Learn more about the soft skills students learn through cyber security education in this blog.

Draden, student

When I first tried CyberStart in the fall of 2020, I had very little cyber security knowledge. However, playing CyberStart helped me learn about many different concepts and tools. Within one year, I was able to compete in Capture the Flag competitions at the national and international levels.

I was also able to start teaching an introductory cyber security course at my high school. I was supported by the dean of math and taught the course around the concepts found in CyberStart.

Want to find a new love in CyberStart like our players? Sign up for a free account to try 12 mind-stretching challenges in Intern base. Then upgrade your account to unlock over 200 cyber security challenges and unlimited access to the Field Manual. Have fun!

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?