TEL AVIV, Israel and DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, August 11, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Doron Amir, CEO of Cytaka, is passionate about cybersecurity. He envisions a safer and more secure connected world. He wants to stop cyber attacks, not by attacking threat actors, but by preventing code vulnerabilities that give them easy targets.
Every day we see another headline about a cyberattack.
“It’s time to change the global celebrity culture, from muscularity and beauty to intelligence,” Mr. Amir said. “We want to create ‘cyber-heroes’. Our goal is to find the smartest people in the software development world and give them the fame and glory they deserve. ”
The Cytaka platform offers training and coding training focused on cybersecurity and specifically for software developers. They get points for tasks completed – and they also get hard cash – $ 1 million every month, if they go to the competition live.
The first competition will take place on August 15th in Dubai.
With the successful completion of challenges at all levels of the CyTaka app – beginner, student, professional, and expert including Expert Gold challenges, users get points that allow them to earn between $ 50 and $ 7,000 by Cytaka. The competition “resets” every month, so less experienced participants have a chance to become one of the top 10 players.
The app has both a free version and a subscription model, where members have the option of getting bigger rewards. It can be downloaded from Google Play and App Store. Participation in the app requires extensive personal validation to prevent fraud.
“Cytaka is a living, breathable and constantly evolving application, creating a complete learning environment,” explains Mr. Amir. “Our attendees will be exposed to the latest developments and trends in cybersecurity and DevSecOps, enabling them to continually stay up to date, improve their professional knowledge while directly addressing the cybersecurity staffing shortage.”
“Our application partners include major players in the software space,” continues Mr. Amir. “Global companies have a direct incentive to hire our players because they will be recognized as the best and brightest in software development. ”
The information concerning the competences and professional qualities of the participant are aggregated in their “Achievement page” and are 100% objective with up-to-date information. Cytaka now allows an employer or an HR company to find, in a few seconds, potential candidates who actually meet the requirements and professional qualities given by the employer, whatever their place of residence, their sex, their age, their convictions; make it easier for people from less developed regions or communities to join the global workforce as well-paid professionals.
Employers will post their own challenges in the jobs section at Cytaka. Once a user has successfully completed these challenges, the employer will have access to their success page. This creates a win-win situation for the potential employee and employer. As winners of the challenge, candidates are in much stronger negotiating positions and the employer has access to the best candidates with proven credentials.
“While offering cash and prizes will increase cybersecurity knowledge among developers, our goals are much more ambitious,” he says. “Training them to be exceptionally security aware and increasing their focus on writing safer, stronger and less vulnerable code will directly solve the cybersecurity crisis. “
“Making the heroes of the world’s smartest software developers will make the coding and cybersecurity professions much more glamorous, inspiring future generations,” he continued. “Additionally, another version of the app is being tuned to be ‘kid friendly’, so the next generation can begin their cybersecurity journey. “
The app’s “special sauce” for boosting participation by leveraging extrinsic and intrinsic motivation.
“Beyond cash prizes, we take advantage of the competitive nature of people,” Mr. Amir said. “Participants in the app will be ranked publicly, so they can see what they need to accomplish to outperform their peers. They will also receive their own personal ranking, showing how far they have come since they started, boosting their motivation. to continue to accomplish, to truly realize their potential. “
The entire Cytaka ecosystem is just the first step.
“We are tackling the most pressing and difficult issues facing us as a globally interdependent society. Turning developers into cybersecurity experts is only the first step,” Amir concluded.
To join the app, visit www.cytaka.com.
Cytaka offers gamified cybersecurity education and training for developers. The company’s goal is to turn developers into cybersecurity experts. Users of the Cytaka app not only get points for completed challenges, but can also redeem the points for financial rewards. Each month, Cytaka will host live competitions for the top 10 apps, offering more than $ 1 million in price. For more information, please visit www.cytaka.com.
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