What do you do to make learning security fun?
Here are a few things I am a big fan of:
- War game sites, i.e., things like TryHackMe, HackTheBox, Root-Me and a LOT of others.
- Capture-The-Flag events (CTFs). Even if you don’t solve a challenge, you learn something, which means 100% of the time, you win every time. Check out OpenToAll if you want to join a team/community to learn more. CTFtime is a great resource for when CTFs are happening. They happen EVERY single week. Seriously.
- Study groups. I really enjoy bouncing ideas around with others. A study group based on working through a security book or focused on building a skill is a great way to learn as well as to network. For example, I am part of a local group (that meets over zoom) that alternates between going through a book and doing something active, like a set of challenges.
- Personal challenges. I always have 1-2 of these going at any time. I set a goal to learn something or achieve a certification. I pick a “prize” if I am successful. Clearly, I like gamification of these kinds of things, so I make a fun personal challenge out of it.
What works for you?