It may have started out as a way to build a brand and engage the curiosity of the Internet development community, but an Israeli development-tools company’s Game of Hacks competition has proven so popular that it is developing a white-labelled solution to help organisations put their own developers through their security paces.
The online game – which pushes players to test their ability to spot security flaws in samples of actual code – was played by 35,000 people in its first 24 hours and hundreds of thousands more in the months since its launch in August 2014. Yet the most interesting part of the Game of Hacks, vice president of marketing Asaph Schulman told CSO Australia, was watching what happened as hackers tired of the game itself and began looking for ways to hack it.
“At the end of the day,” Schulman said, “if we can actually replicate this phenomenon – posing questions about finding vulnerabilities and gamifying that – we can create something that is fun, educational, and resolves a certain pain point for our target audience.”
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