Who Will Be the Next Threat Intel Hero? Challenge Your Friends!

Posted on Oct 03, 2018

Since 2003, the U.S has devoted the month of October to cybersecurity awareness. National Cybersecurity Month 2018 is a collaborative effort between government and industry to ensure every American has the resources they need to stay safe and secure online, while increasing the resiliency of the nation during widescale cyber threats.

The overarching theme this year is this: cybersecurity is our shared responsibility and we all must work together to improve our nation's security. These are the key takeaways: 

  • We must strengthen the nation's cybersecurity ecosystem
  • Cybersecurity is a cross-cutting, cross-sector challenge, so we must tackle it together
  • Increase and strengthen the cybersecurity workforce across all sectors
  • We must secure critical infrastructure from cyber threats

You can read the whole 2018 cybersecurity awareness “toolkit” here.

It’s important that every one of us is aware of the changing digital landscape and takes responsibility for the risk that always accompanies new technologies in our globally connected world.

To help spread the word about cyberthreats and staying safe online—and also because hey, we like to have fun, too!—NC4® has created an original video game for you to play and share. Check it out!



It’s easy to play!

Use the left and right keyboard arrows to guide your hero. Use the spacebar to fire at incoming cyberthreats. Don’t let any threats—ransomware, trojans, worms, botnets & phishing— get past you. Be careful, because each threat behaves differently! Find the NC4 Power-Up and make every shot count.

You can even choose your difficulty level: Easy, Normal, Legendary and Insane.

Now play! Get better. Repeat. Share. Challenge your friends! If you get a high score, leave us your first name and email address for the leaderboard. The top ten high scores at the end of October will win a fun prize!

Because of the always-evolving nature of cyber threats, we must strengthen and grow our cybersecurity knowledge as one unified force. It’s a nationwide effort.

NC4's cyber defense solutions support communities that span domestic and foreign government agencies and private companies in the exchange of cyber threat intelligence and the advancement of cybersecurity awareness. Contact us today to learn more about NC4’s Cyber Defense Network.

Happy cybersecurity awareness month! Go play. Be a hero. Happy gaming!


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