Although cybersecurity is not often associated with fun and games, learning about it can be! Check out these eight options for putting your cyber defense knowledge to the test during simulated security breaches and attacks. These selections include both free online cybersecurity games and corporate training-style simulations to round out your experience.
Need a refresher on cybersecurity basics before diving into games? Read What is Cyber Security: Definition, Best Practices & Examples or check out our educational hub of cybersecurity topics.
Become the CIO of Fugle Inc. to determine what to do to protect sensitive company information in light of potential security issues. You’ll start with a video intro and then launch into the game with your chosen strategy defining the path it takes. Spend your budget coins wisely as you take on this challenge!
As the CTO of a start-up social networking company (options include the cleverly named Einstagram, SnapCat, WattsAmp, and Phasebook), you’re in charge of cybersecurity during increasingly sophisticated attacks. Bolster your defenses to fend off foes in varying challenges that involve password and code cracking, and more.
In this training-style game designed by the military, you hear a message from the year 2030, where cybersecurity incidents that happened in the past are seriously impacting life. You’re tasked with preventing these events from occurring or resolving the issues using evidence from the case file on each situation. Your goal is to lower the overall threat status and change the future.
A hacker named "Bad Bull" is threatening Texas A&M's campus traditions. Tracking this threat monger down requires answering a serious of cybersecurity questions and making your way around campus. This is one of a series of games Texas A&M Information Technology has created to promote National Cyber Security Awareness Month. Check out each of the games the team has created since 2010.
PwC's Game of Threats simulates a cyber-attack to help executives understand the key decisions that need to be made in short order. You can participate both as an attacker and as a defender as precious seconds tick by and your company’s valuable information assets are on the line.
3 Mobile Games from the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)
Test your skills and learn new strategies to defend against attacks. Choose from defensive options that mirror real-world cybersecurity strategies in Defend the Crown and see how well they perform against a crowd of ninjas trying to raid your castle.
Keep pace with network demands and data exchange workflows in Network Collapse. Players must keep up with an expanding network – and expanding threat surface – to keep traffic running smoothly.
IoT makes life easier, but does it also make life easier for cyber criminals? This cybersecurity game lets players investigate Hotel Hijinks to catch a hacker – and learn about the cybersecurity challenges that the IoT introduces into a network.