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Infosec Skills October Challenge: Metasploit, insecure sudo and Python secure coding

September 30, 2021 by Elise Chan

Join the quest for new skills, bragging rights and over $1,000 in prizes. Each month, we’ll release a brand new challenge to put your cybersecurity skills to the test. These challenges will include three hands-on labs within our realistic cyber range to help you put theory into practice. 

Complete all three labs and you’ll receive an official certificate of completion. If you want to win more than bragging rights, be sure to share your certificate of completion on LinkedIn and tag @Infosec for your chance to take home the monthly bounty. What prizes are up for grabs? 

Every month, we’ll be awarding $1,000 in prizes to three randomly selected winners: $100 Amazon USD gift cards, Infosec hoodies and 1-year subscriptions to Infosec Skills.

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Who can participate?

Anyone with an Infosec Skills account can unlock the monthly challenge. Don’t have an account? Fill out our quick form to create your free account today.

With a free account, you’ll have access to the monthly challenge and other featured content to help keep your cyber skills sharp.

Now announcing the Infosec Skills October Challenge!

In celebration of Cybersecurity Career Awareness Week, we’ve put together a special edition of our Monthly Challenge


Lab #1 — Metasploit Framework

You’ll start out by getting hands-on experience with the Metasploit framework — a powerful tool used by ethical hackers to investigate systematic vulnerabilities.

Lab #2 — Insecure Sudo

Moving on to the second lab, you’ll leverage Sudo to set up user permissions and explore the harmful side effects of insecure implementation.

Lab #3 — Secure coding in Python

To wrap up the Monthly Challenge, you’ll head over to our secure coding cyber rage to take on secure coding errors commonly found in Python.

Congratulations to September’s winners!

Congrats to Ankur, Thomas and Shubham for completing our September Challenge! We’re excited for you each to win a $100 Amazon gift card, an Infosec hoodie and a 1-year subscription to Infosec Skills. Also, a big shout-out to the 343 other cyber pros that took on this challenge. The cyberworld is now a little bit safer thanks to you keeping your skills up to date!

We hope to see you all again this month for our October Challenge.

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Posted: September 30, 2021
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Elise Chan
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Elise is a communications professional with six years of experience in a variety of industries — ranging from insurance to website development. As a Product Marketing Manager at Infosec, she focuses on helping cyber professionals discover and understand what training is best for their team.

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