CyberStart: Your mission, should you choose to accept it: play games. See if you have a hidden talent for cyber security.

Welcome to CyberStart!

Created by the SANS Institute, CyberStart is a suite of challenges, tools and games designed to introduce people to the field of cyber security. 

This unique opportunity is available to UNCW by a collaboration between the UNCW Center for Cyber Defense Education and UNCW Information Security. Dr. Ulku Clark, Director of UNCW CCDE, and Mr. Wetherill, Director of UNCW Information Security, were selected as participants of CyberStart, which is funded by NSF and made possible by the SANS Institute. 

How It Works:

1. Play Games!

This stage is open to everyone! Login, play for 60 minutes and take note of your two favorite challenges.

Click Here Play Now!


Unfortunately, We are no longer accepting requests for full access. However, if you're interested in the cyber security field, please send an email to and we may be able to help you!

3. Full access codes sent by Feb. 28, 2020.

Codes for full access to the game will be sent to participants who completed the form above.

4. Access granted to CyberStart Essentials in April.

High scorers will be granted access to CyberStart Essentials.

5. Interview opportunities available to elite performers.

Elite performers will get interview opportunities for a 2-year apprenticeship program with UNCW Information Security team.