FAQ

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What is the NICE Challenge Project?
The NICE (National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education) Challenge Project is a grant funded project that creates virtual challenge environments and cha...
Sun, 26 Mar, 2017 at 2:51 PM
What is a challenge?
Our challenges are based on the tasks within the NICE Cybersecurity Workforce Framework, which we transform into a real world style scenario placed in a r...
Fri, 17 Feb, 2017 at 11:40 AM
Who and what are challenges for?
The challenges are for (but not limited to) students, potential employees, or current employees. Those who need to be challenged, either to test their abi...
Tue, 22 Dec, 2015 at 1:59 AM
Are the 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 admi...
Mon, 10 Oct, 2016 at 3:56 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 t...
Mon, 10 Oct, 2016 at 3:55 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. The goa...
Fri, 17 Feb, 2017 at 11:41 AM
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...
Mon, 29 May, 2017 at 1:53 PM
How can I request access to the NICE Challenges?
All you need to do is create a new ticket on the NICE Challenge Helpdesk and set the ticket type to Access Request. Click here to be taken to the new t...
Wed, 28 Nov, 2018 at 12:18 PM
How much does it cost?
As long as you are a 2 year or 4 year public educational institution in the United States then there is currently no cost. This is subject to change in ...
Mon, 21 Dec, 2015 at 6:05 PM
How will I get my students/employees access and for how long?
Once you are approved and given a curator account to our WebPortal you can add player (student/employees) accounts at will. After you have created thei...
Mon, 10 Oct, 2016 at 3:54 PM