With technology and the threat landscape both evolving at a breathtaking speed, it's tough for even the most skilled cyber teams to stay on top of the latest tools, techniques, and procedures (TTP) that malicious hackers use. Traditional certifications and lecture-based training teach fundamental technical concepts, but they can't prepare you for the dynamic and complex challenges that you'll encounter in the real world, facing real adversaries. Kaizen Capture the Flag (CTF) prepares you for those challenges by recreating them. That's what makes it stand out.
Kaizen challenge staging environments are assembled from the platforms you actually use, like Azure and AWS, and can be custom tailored to mimic your organization's real operating environment. The challenges themselves are multilayered, and carefully crafted to cover non-obvious vulnerabilities in areas such as forensics, web exploitation, scripting, and binary reverse engineering. We can even incorporate highly specialized elements, like industrial control systems and connected vehicles. Using the same types of TTPs as today’s malicious hackers, you’ll encounter new challenges and have to work collaboratively to think like the threat and defeat it.
What does "Kaizen" mean?
In Japanese culture, the word Kaizen is used to describe "change for the best" and "continuous improvement." The Kaizen CTF exemplifies this culture and encourages you to learn by doing. Whether participating remotely or in-person, you're immersed in a technical environment where self-teaching is encouraged, and where you'll have to research problems, collaborate across disciplines, and apply newly gained knowledge on the fly.
Kaizen was built to challenge at all skill levels, regardless of whether you're an elite "1337 h4x0r" or new to information security and want a safe environment to give CTF a try.
Our leaderboard tracks your progress as you capture the challenge flags, and top scorers earn prizes. To learn more about how we can help you and your team test your information security skills and knowledge through live, hands-on, challenge-based learning, e-mail the Kaizen CTF team.