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Student Testimonials

You can hear more from past competitors via our CARE POD podcast (episodes 1-3, 7-12), but here are some student testimonials!

“This event has significantly bolstered my understanding, ability, and confidence in being an effective social engineer, particularly when working within scenario-based situations. It has sharpened my skills in analyzing and adapting to dynamic environments, as well as in crafting persuasive narratives tailored to specific scenarios.” – 2024 competitor

“This event enhanced my understanding, ability, and confidence in being an effective social by providing hands-on experience and practical application of social engineering techniques in a real-world scenario. This allowed me to gain insights into the nuances of human behavior and persuasion, improving my ability to influence and manipulate social dynamics effectively. Additionally, the event exposed me to a diverse range of social engineering tactics and strategies, allowing me to expand my repertoire and develop a more comprehensive skill set.” – 2024 competitor

“Participating in social engineering events helped me to increase my awareness of common social engineering tactics and how to defend against them. This can include identifying and responding to phishing scams, recognizing and avoiding social engineering attacks, and understanding how to protect sensitive information from social engineering threats.” – 2023 competitor

“It took what I have gained over the years from both a cybersecurity background and a psychology background and gave me a place to practice and hone those skills in a way that allows me to use both skills at the same time.” – 2023 competitor

“This event was awesome at showing me how it would be like if I was a social engineer and gave me an excellent opportunity to really see what it’s like. I feel that this event was a great first competition for me and provided me a solid introduction into the world of social engineering.” – 2022 competitor

“This event allowed me to realize that along with the technical components to social engineering, the “soft skills” (persuasion techniques, use of psychology) are also just as important, if not more important. This has also helped give me a boost to my confidence, as I now feel like I do have some of the skills required to be an effective social engineer and have the abilities to further develop my social engineering skills.” – 2022 competitor

“Partaking in this competition was a great experience for me and my team. for the most part we were exposed to another aspect of cybersecurity that is not normally covered in the classes or in most workplaces. So it was quite a learning curve. But overall great experience.” – 2021 competitor

“Very solid experience, would definitely recommend for cyber security professionals to go through competitions like this one.” – 2021 competitor

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