🎄 December Cybersecurity Challenges: A Festive Way to Enhance Your Skills

As we step into December, it’s not just the festive season that’s upon us, but also a fantastic opportunity for cybersecurity enthusiasts and professionals to sharpen their skills. Whether you’re a beginner eager to learn or an expert looking to challenge yourself, the cybersecurity community has lined up some exciting events. Here’s a rundown of the top cybersecurity challenges happening this December.

:snowflake: Advent of Cyber

Organizer: TryHackMe
Event: A beginner-friendly series of daily cyber security exercises up until Christmas, featuring an engaging storyline and over $50,000 worth of prizes.
How to Enter: Register on TryHackMe, join the room, and start from Dec 1st.
Content: Topics include machine learning, log analysis, brute-forcing, reverse engineering, and more.
Certification: Complete all tasks for a certificate of completion.
For Business: Team challenges and cyber security skill enhancement.
URL: TryHackMe | Advent of Cyber 2023

:star2: SANS Holiday Hack Challenge & KringleCon 2023

Availability: Starting the second week of December.
Features: AI-assisted cybersecurity, voice synthesis, cloud and web app security, threat hunting, lock picking, phishing analysis, and more.
Registration: Sign up for notifications.
URL: SANS Holiday Hack Cybersecurity Challenge & KringleCon 2023 | SANS Institute

:christmas_tree: Advent of Code 2023

Creator: Eric Wastl
Description: An Advent calendar of small programming puzzles for various skill sets and levels. Ideal for interview prep, company training, or just a fun challenge. No CS background needed – just some programming knowledge and problem-solving skills. Supports a wide range of programming languages.
URL: Advent of Code 2023


Wrapping Up

These challenges offer a fun and engaging way to improve your cybersecurity and programming skills while enjoying the festive season. Whether you’re a beginner or an expert, there’s something for everyone!

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