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What is the NICE Challenge Project?
The NICE Challenge Project develops real-world cybersecurity challenges within virtualized business environments that bring students the workforce experie...
Thu, 23 May, 2019 at 4:49 PM
What is a NICE Challenge?
Each NICE Challenge has the following core elements: a narrative-driven scenario, a business environment, and a set of technical objectives and/or a writt...
Thu, 23 May, 2019 at 4:49 PM
Are the NICE Challenges or Environments simulations?
No. No part of what we do is a simulation. We aim to create the most realistic experience possible. When working on a challenge the player has admin level...
Thu, 23 May, 2019 at 4:57 PM
How are the challenge environments hosted? Can I host them on my computer or on my own cloud?
We host the challenge environments on our own private cloud and they are accessed from the player’s personal/organization's computer. Due to the size...
Thu, 23 May, 2019 at 4:59 PM
How many challenge environments and challenges are there?
A NICE Challenge Environment is made up of the virtual machines and challenges associated with those virtual machines within a specific category. At t...
Wed, 26 Jun, 2019 at 6:20 PM
Who can request access to the NICE Challenges?
At this time, due to licensing constraints, we only allow educational institutions and educationally focused non-profits within the United States. The chal...
Thu, 23 May, 2019 at 5:04 PM
How can I request access to the NICE Challenges?
At this time only educator's can request access to the NICE Challenges directly. Students will need to encourage an educator to signup in order to get...
Thu, 23 May, 2019 at 5:03 PM
How much does it cost?
As long as you are an accredited public educational institution (K-12, 2 Year and 4 Year Higher Ed) in the United States then there is currently no cost. Th...
Thu, 23 May, 2019 at 5:06 PM
How will I get my students access and for how long?
Once you are approved and given a curator account to our WebPortal you can add player (student) accounts at will. After you have created their accounts yo...
Thu, 23 May, 2019 at 5:07 PM
Does each player get their own workspace/pod?
Yes! If you request a group/class of 20 players then each player will get their own isolated workspace/pod.
Mon, 5 Mar, 2018 at 6:30 PM