Platform overview, benefits, and insight questions
Project Ares Overview
Project Ares is likened to "the Fortnite" for cyber security learning and training. The hands-on virtual environment puts the fun back into training with gamified elements like scoring and leaderboards (to spark healthy user competition), activity levels (to indicate upskilling progress), and in-game certificates of completion (to 'prove' skills expertise).
The gamified cyber range training environment is an example of active-learning, which studies have shown can help increase information retention rates to 60-75%.
Users can prepare for cyber certifications by building real skills in the Project Ares platform.
Users of all cyber competency levels can benefit from Project Ares. We have high school students to the most sophisticated infosecurity engineers using the platform to learn and train.
SMC customers will have smaller security teams / individuals who can’t leave for outside training due to resource restrictions or cost reasons. They need to have a flexible training option for these reasons. Often, SMC customers will have an employee with multiple responsibilities and needs to enhance their cyber skill sets (e.g. a professional responsible for back-ups, network admin, and security). There is a need and desire to have deeper knowledge of cyber practices as they are protecting corporate assets.
Training on Project Ares was historically only available for the DoD, and is now accessible to commercial organizations…big or small.
Everything cyber you can experience in the real world, you can experience in Project Ares:
Variety of current threat vectors, tools, & environments