Raising cybersecurity awareness in companies is essential to increase sustainable security posture and attitude within a company. In this article I suggest a cybersecurity game which can be used. Please contact informationSecure.nl for more information.
Game: Cybersecurity Challenge
Objective: Raise awareness about cybersecurity and privacy among employees with no technical background through a challenging game.
- Inform the players that they will be participating in a cybersecurity game that consists of 20 challenges with multiple-choice questions.
- Explain that each challenge will have four options, and only one option is the correct answer.
- Inform the players that the correct answer of each challenge will produce a letter that can be decrypted using a Caesar cipher shift encryption and decryption method.
- Explain that the decrypted letters from each challenge will form a word, which is the solution of the game.
- Present the challenges one by one, allowing the players to choose an answer from the provided options.
- After completing all 20 challenges, ask the players to use the decrypted letters from each challenge to form a word.
- Once the players have formed the word, ask them to submit it as their solution or passphrase.
- Verify the solutions and declare the winners or provide feedback and explanations for incorrect answers.
- Discuss and reinforce the key cybersecurity and privacy concepts covered in the game to enhance the players’ awareness and knowledge.
Question: What is the term used to describe a malicious software that can replicate itself and spread to other computers without user consent?
Question: What is the process of converting plaintext into an unreadable form to protect sensitive information from unauthorized access?
Question: What is a technique used by cybercriminals to trick individuals into revealing their sensitive information by posing as a trustworthy entity?
Question: What is a type of attack in which an attacker floods a system with excessive requests to overload and crash it?
A. Denial of Service (DoS)
Question: What is the process of verifying the identity of an individual or device before granting access to resources or systems?
Question: What is a type of malware that can self-replicate and spread across a network without user intervention?
Question: What is a set of rules or policies that determine what actions are allowed or denied on a system or network?
D. Access Control List (ACL)
Question: What is a social engineering attack in which an attacker pretends to be someone they are not in order to gain unauthorized access to a system or network?
D. Brute Force
Question: What is a type of malware that is designed to disrupt, damage, or gain unauthorized access to computer systems or networks?
Question: What is a technique used by cybercriminals to gain unauthorized access to a system or network by guessing passwords?
A. Brute Force Attack
B. Social Engineering
Correct Answer: A
Decrypted Letter: B
Question: What is a method used to protect sensitive data by converting it into a secret code that can only be decrypted with a specific key or password?
Question: What is a software application that is used to monitor and filter incoming and outgoing network traffic to prevent unauthorized access?
C. Proxy Server
Question: What is the process of granting or denying access to resources or systems based on predefined rules or permissions?
Question: What is a type of malware that encrypts files or data on a system and demands a ransom for their release?
Question: What is a type of attack in which an attacker intercepts and modifies communication between two parties to gain unauthorized access?
A. Man-in-the-Middle (MITM)
C. Spear Phishing
D. SQL Injection
Question: What is a type of malware that is disguised as legitimate software to gain unauthorized access or steal information?
Question: What is a process of verifying whether an individual or device has the necessary permissions to access specific resources or systems?
Question: What is a technique used by cybercriminals to gain unauthorized access to a system by exploiting vulnerabilities in software or hardware?
C. Social Engineering
D. Brute Force Attack
Question: What is a type of attack that floods a system or network with a massive amount of data to overwhelm and crash it?
Question: What is a method used by cybercriminals to trick individuals into revealing sensitive information by pretending to be a trustworthy entity?
C. Social Engineering
Once all the challenges are completed, the players can use the decrypted letters obtained from the correct answers to form a word. In this case, the word formed by the decrypted letters is “COMPUTERSECURITY”.
The cybersecurity game can be designed to provide instant feedback on the answers, indicating whether the chosen option is correct or incorrect. It can also keep track of the progress of each player, providing a final score based on the number of correct answers. To make the game more engaging, additional features such as a leaderboard, time limits, and hints can be included.
This game can be conducted in a group setting or as an individual activity, depending on the organization’s preferences. It can be played in a workshop, training session, or as part of an ongoing cybersecurity awareness campaign. By incorporating multiple-choice questions, encryption and decryption challenges, and a word puzzle, this game aims to raise awareness about cybersecurity and privacy concepts in a fun and interactive way, even for employees with no technical background.