Put your puzzle-solving skills to the test and discover your hidden talent for cybersecurity with 200+ fun challenges
CyberStart Canada provides high school girls* with free access to beginner-friendly and enjoyable cybersecurity training.
01 | What is CyberStart?
Explore the thrilling world of an undercover cyber agent as you investigate suspicious cyber crime cases. For every puzzle you complete, you'll boost your score, unlock new cases and learn real-world cybersecurity skills.
With in-depth articles and fun video tutorials created by experts, the Field Manual sharpens your knowledge of the concepts you'll learn in-game while helping you solve challenges.Find out more
Play solo or enjoy the competition of playing with friends. Create your own leaderboards in Groups to race for points, compare progress with other players and help one another complete challenges.Find out more
02 | How does CyberStart Canada work?
Give cybersecurity a go the fun way as you investigate digital crimes, help prevent cyber attacks and catch criminals through over 200 mind-enhancing challenges.
"The first few challenges start easy and get harder as you progress. So you can definitely start as a beginner like I did. All you need is perseverance and creativity!"
From ethical hacking to coding and password cracking to forensics, you'll build hands-on cybersecurity experience, newfound confidence, and the skills to achieve your ambitions.
"As a woman in STEM, it is hard not to feel intimidated by the field, but my work with CyberStart has shown me that I am just as qualified as my peers to work in cybersecurity."
03 | What are the key dates and eligibility criteria?
September 6, 2022
Play CyberStart for free between:
September 6, 2022 to January 31, 2023
Priority in 2022 will be given to students in Ontario, Alberta or British Columbia who self-identify as girls or non-binary. Students must be over the age of 13 to participate.
Want to make friends and find a group of likeminded people to share the CyberStart experience with?
Get involved in our CyberStart community boards and you'll be invited to an exclusive CyberStart Canada Group! Meet and solve challenges with friends, get help from other players, and be the first to hear of exclusive workshops, webinars and competitions.
CyberStart Canada is an initiative of Rogers Cybersecure Catalyst, Toronto Metropolitan University’s national centre for training, innovation and collaboration in cybersecurity.