Saturday, October 03, 2020

Cybersecurity Awareness Month, D3: Learning can be fun


As you may have noticed, Day 3 of Cybersecurity Awareness Month is a Saturday. That's my excuse for making this third article in my "31 days of Cybersecurity Awareness" a short one. (Plus, I was busy presenting my talk "How Hackers Save Humanity" at an online event: CornCon 2020.)

Although it is short, this post is hopefully a fun one. Earlier this year I helped to make a game that combines keyboard skills and IT security awareness. This game is part of something called Descobrim, a game platform created by my brother, Mike Cobb. One of the cool things about Mike is that he's an ace coder as well as a Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP).  

You play this game over the internet in a browser on a laptop or desktop computer. You need a keyboard with arrow keys (a mobile version is coming that works by tilting your device). You start by going to the Descobrim website which hosts a range of "exhibitions" on a wide range of topics. You can explore an exhibition by choosing to "play" it.

Here is a direct link to the IT Security Awareness exhibition. You need to login to play. And you need to register to login (but don't worry, you won't get spammed if you register). I hope you enjoy it.

"Do Your Part. #BeCyberSmart."

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