TryHackMe is an online cybersecurity training company offering blue, red, and purple team topics for all skill levels. Individuals use TryHackMe to learn cybersecurity and get high-paying cyber jobs, companies incorporate training into onboarding and development teams, and universities use content to teach students about cybersecurity in action.
TryHackMe training is fun, with playful sequences, badges and labs, so users are engaged in learning and knowledge retention is amplified. There are over 350 free real-world training labs on the platform, and a premium version allowing full access costs £8 / around $9.80 per month. Users only need a browser to access it and the training is available worldwide.
Launched on December 1, 2022, Advent of Cyber offers 24 free cybersecurity challenges covering topics spanning Red Teaming, Secure Coding, Web Vulnerabilities, Blue Teaming, and IoT Hacking.
All daily tasks follow a Christmas scenario. This year, the elf McSkidy needs your help to investigate a serious breach and test all remaining systems for security vulnerabilities.
Top cybersecurity influencers are creating video content for each day of the event, walking users through the tasks. Content creators include John Hammond, Cybersecurity Meg, Husky Hacks, SecurityNinja, InsiderPHD, etc.
All users who complete Advent of Cyber will earn a certificate of completion.
By simply participating, users can win $40,000 in prizes, including Offensive Security Learn One subscriptions, Raspberry Pi 400, AirPods, drones, GoPros, Hak5 WiFi Pineapples and Rubber Duckys, and more.
The number of questions answered daily gives users raffle tickets for the prize draw. Winners will be randomly selected on December 28 using the raffle ticket pool.
There are also daily prizes and giveaways on social media. For each question answered daily, users can win a mini-prize, either a TryHackMe Christmas t-shirt or a TryHackMe premium voucher. Swag is awarded to social media followers in short giveaways in December, on @RealTryHackMe accounts.