Build and evidence the skills to get a job in cyber security

Activities and ideas for you to get curious about to build fluency in cyber skills.


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Keep track of activities you've completed.
Build a portfolio and CyBOK profile.


Pick a route to upskill

Explore our courses and pathways for specific areas.
Or build your own path from our ideas.


Complete the activities in order

Or let your curiosity guide you.
Our activities can be completed in the order that suits you.


Tick the activities off as you complete them

Completed activities are saved to your portfolio.
Your portfolio shows your strengths.
Your CyBOK profile can act as a guide where to explore next.


Share your portfolio

Include your portfolio when applying for a job.
Talk about the activities you've completed.
Evidence the skills you've gained.

Pack and unpack an executable

Many different executable packers exist. They may compress, encrypt or obfuscate the underlying binary. Malware authors may use either off-the-shelf packers or custom packers to avoid detection. One example packer is UPX, a free, portable, extendable, high-performance executable packer for several executable formats. If you've got more time, try analysing or debugging the binary.

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