Pivot provides a chance to use real-world scenarios to sharpen cybersecurity skills. Our labs and challenges are developed and submitted by seasoned professionals who understand the value of hands-on, practical skills and are committed to helping develop those skills in individuals entering the information security field.
If your challenge doesn’t quite fit the template questions, but you think it helps accomplish Pivot’s goals - just tell us the what / why / how of your creative approach in the “Off the Board” section of the template.
To ensure the highest quality challenges, the Pivot Advisory Group reviews all submitted challenges for content, use-ability, and teaching value. Only those that effectively develop real-world skills are added to the challenge library.
Please review Pivot’s Measures of Quality Checklist below to be sure your submission is as strong as possible.
- Clarity of instructions
- Availability of materials / tools needed to complete the lab
- Technical accuracy
- Skills applicable in real-world tasks
- Depth of Coverage (Not whether it’s complex, but whether it covers a topic at sufficient depth to be useful)
- Does the challenge list all of the prerequisite skills?
- Does the challenge list all of the prerequisite tools/facilities?
- Was enough supporting material provided? (reading, videos, references to other sources)
- Does it scale?
- Does it support concurrency (can one student mess it up for everyone)?
- Is it reliable / consistent in the way it works?