Living Our Mission Blog Series #2: New Developments for Project Ares 3.6

From new training content to Intelligent Cloud-based hosting options, our immersive, gamified Project Ares cybersecurity learning platform continues to evolve to meet the changing needs... Read More →

2019 Cybersecurity Predictions

Laura Lee, Executive Vice President of Rapid Prototyping

Well, it’s safe to say that 2018 for the cybersecurity industry has been a little doom and gloom. And rightly so. More than 3.5 million... Read More →

Oil and Gas Cybersecurity: Understanding Risks, Consequences, and Proactive Measures

The oil and gas sector is vulnerable to cyberattacks as it adopts digital means by which to control communications that help power energy production and distribution. Daily activities... Read More →

Close the Cybersecurity Workforce Gap with Apprenticeships, Internships, and Other Alternative Pathways

Brad Wolfenden, Director, Cyber Academic Partnerships

We’ve all heard by now that the cyber workforce gap has reached a level of desperation that puts all of us, and our country, at... Read More →

Modernizing Cyber Ranges

Cyber ranges were initially developed for government entities looking to better train their workforce with new skills and techniques. Cyber ranges provide representations of actual networks, systems, and... Read More →

Penetration Testing Challenges and Solutions

It’s one of the most direct and proactive cybersecurity activities organizations can do to protect themselves from an attack—penetration testing. Also known as ethical hacking,... Read More →

Keeping Critical Infrastructure Strong and Secure

November is Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month, a nationwide effort to raise awareness and reaffirm the commitment to protect our Nation’s critical infrastructure.  Circadence’s... Read More →

A Rising Tide Lifts all Boats: Celebrating National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Brad Wolfenden, Director, Cyber Academic Partnerships

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCAM) in October reminds us of the importance of being safer online, in both our professional and personal lives. Easier said... Read More →

How To Tell If Your Cybersecurity Strategy Is Prone to a Cyberattack

What does your current InfoSec environment look like? Are teams prepared to tackle evolving threats? Is your cybersecurity strategy aligned with business objectives? Do you and... Read More →

Living Our Mission Blog Series: New Developments for Project Ares

The only constant in cybersecurity is change. To best serve our customers’ needs and equip them with the latest technology, tools, and best practices that... Read More →

Cultivating the Next Generation of Cyber Professionals: Recapping Summer Internship Projects

Circadence® is proud to live out its mission to continuously educate and upskill the next generation of cyber professionals. We had the pleasure of hosting... Read More →

Bridging the Cybersecurity Skills Gap with Artificial Intelligence

You know it and we know it. We cannot train our way out of the widening cybersecurity skills gap (expected to reach 3.5 million by... Read More →

Learn 3 Ways to Prevent an Election Cyberattack 

Since the 2016 election, numerous reports have cited concerns of vulnerabilities in the voting ecosystem, detailing attempts by nation states such as Russia to exploit election cybersecurity systems... Read More →

Celebrate “National Cybersecurity Awareness Month” Year-Round

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCAM) in October reminds us of the importance of being safer online in both our professional and personal lives. By employing fundamental... Read More →

CISOs, Strengthen Your Cybersecurity Posture with These Resources

There is a hacker attack every 39 seconds. The average cost of a data breach in 2020 is expected to exceed $150 million. And by 2021, there... Read More →

Learn the Three A’s for Enhanced Cyber Awareness

We’re constantly learning at Circadence. Learning what’s new and effective in cyber training. Understanding what our customers need and want in a cyber training platform.... Read More →

Understanding the Dark Web

Ric Messier, Director, Cyber Academic Programs

If you are familiar with recent news reports about security incidents and threats, you’ve probably heard of the ‘dark web’ or the ‘darknet.’ In fact, you don’t even... Read More →

Game On: The Benefits of Active, Gamified Learning in Cyber Training

Cyber training has been conducted in the same way for years, comprised of traditional, classroom-style settings complete with a teacher lecturing and passive listeners. This model causes... Read More →

Game of Titans Cyber Challenge Attracts Top Professionals, Raises Awareness of Gamified Training and Assessment Solutions

We hosted our first-ever “Game of Titans” Cybersecurity Challenge in Las Vegas recently, gathering security professionals together to compete on our Project Ares® cybersecurity platform for a... Read More →

Finding the needle in the cybersecurity haystack: Why gamification is the answer you’ve been looking for

To say we’re on an upward trajectory in the cybersecurity space would be an understatement. Cyber threats are increasing. Organizational spending is increasing. And the cost of a... Read More →

Recapping Jack Voltaic 2.0 Cyber Research Project: A Q&A with Laura Lee

Late last week, Circadence® participated in the Jack Voltaic 2.0 Cyber Research Project held in Houston, Texas. The event was described as a “bottom-up approach to critical infrastructure... Read More →

DevSecOps: The Benefits of Security and DevOps Working Together

Ric Messier, Director, Cyber Academic Programs

For years, security professionals, including myself, have advocated for security to be part of the development process. Recently, development has been undergoing a big shift... Read More →

Circadence’s Laura Lee Mentors Young Women at Cybersecurity Badge Program Launch Event for Girl Scouts in Partnership with Palo Alto Networks

Our own Laura Lee, executive vice president of rapid prototyping, recently mentored young girls at a Girl Scouts event on Wednesday, June 27, that celebrated... Read More →

Play, Watch, Experience: Circadence to Host First-Ever “Game of Titans” Cyber Challenge in Las Vegas

As the New York Times points out, “Video games are beginning their takeover of the real world,” and with the popularity of Fortnite and other... Read More →

GUIs Are Evil

Ric Messier, Director, Cyber Academic Programs

Graphical User Interfaces (GUIs) are evil. Or in the words of a friend of mine – “the work of the devil.” I know people generally... Read More →

Why Continuous Learning is Key to Strengthening Cyber Teams

There is a lot out there about the benefits of continuous learning—or continuous professional development—and what we’re gleaning from research is how POWERFUL the approach... Read More →


Ric Messier, Director, Cyber Academic Programs

When you fly, you are subjected to a lot of requirements when passing through a security checkpoint. You have to take off your belt and... Read More →

Project Ares Featured on Computer America Radio

Recently, our own Keenan Skelly, VP of Global Partnerships and Security Evangelist with Circadence®, was interviewed by Computer America’s Ben Crossman regarding Project Ares®, our... Read More →

Why We Can’t Keep Ignoring Cyber Fatigue

The ever-present threat of cyber attacks is taking its toll on info sec newcomers and veterans alike who are struggling to keep pace and can... Read More →

Circadence ranks in top 10 cybersecurity training firms by Black Book Market Research

Black Book Market Research, the parent group for Black Book Rankings, recently ranked Circadence® among the top 10 cybersecurity training firms for 2018. Circadence’s premier... Read More →

You’re Not Alone: Common Cybersecurity Challenges

We’re taking a 30,000-foot view of cybersecurity to understand the state of the industry from an enterprise perspective and share some common challenges faced by... Read More →

Lessons Learned: Cybercrime Incidences in the Financial Services Industry We Can Learn From

The financial services industry was the hardest hit with cybercrime in 2013 according to Deloitte. And it continues to rank in the top five most vulnerable industries. In 2017, 69... Read More →


Ric Messier, Director, Cyber Academic Programs

What do you think of when you hear the term ‘information security’ or even the term ‘cybersecurity’? If you think about how it all works,... Read More →

Help Wanted: Combating the Cybersecurity Skills Shortage

Recent news headlines are clear on one thing: there is a massive shortage of cybersecurity experts in the industry. Cyberattacks are permeating every commercial and... Read More →

The Importance of Cybersecurity Awareness and Education (or, how to easily attack your friends and enemies)

Ric Messier, Director, Cyber Academic Programs

While it hasn’t received as much conventional press as, say, the Equifax data breach, there was recently a significant event that took place on the... Read More →

SoCal Cyber Cup Challenge Finals Wrap Up 6-Month Long Cyber Program

Brad Wolfenden, Director of Cyber Academic Partnerships

This past month, the SoCal Cyber Cup Challenge wrapped up a six-month long program and competition intended to educate and prepare the nation’s next generation... Read More →

So, You’re An InfoSec N00b

Ric Messier, Director, Cyber Academic Programs

You may be an InfoSec n00b but not all is lost. You are far from alone. Now more than ever, security is everyone’s problem but... Read More →

Circadence Teams up with MD5 to Support T9Hacks Event at CU Boulder

Brad Wolfenden

T9Hacks Feb 10th-11th Major League Hacking opens its 2018 Season at the University of Colorado Boulder with T9Hacks, February 10-11, 2018. Welcome to 24 hours... Read More →

Understanding Malware Analysis

Ric Messier, Director, Cyber Academic Programs

The malware industry has come a long way and currently, it’s a very lucrative business. This is one of many reasons that makes studying malware... Read More →

Four Reasons Your Security Team Should Be Training on a Cyber Range

It seems that every other week another mega-breach is making headlines. Cyber teams barely have time to bolster their cyber defenses before a new attack... Read More →

Circadence® Project Ares® is Training the Next Generation of Cyber Experts in the SoCal Cyber Cup Challenge

Teaching a new generation to become experienced cyber professionals, trained to deal with the latest cyber threats, is critical to ensure the safety of information.... Read More →

Cyber Practitioners & Students Accept the 2017 Cybersecurity Gaming Challenge at UNCC

Each year, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte hosts the Cybersecurity Symposium, bringing world class speakers together to discuss top security challenges, cutting edge... Read More →

Circadence Awarded for Cybersecurity Training and Education, Security Software Innovation

Circadence® was recently named the Gold Winner for Training and Education and the Bronze Winner for Security Software Innovation in the 2017 Golden Bridge Awards.... Read More →

New Draft of NICE Cybersecurity Workforce Framework Expands on Skills, but Team Approach & Simplicity Are Needed

By Laura Lee, Executive Vice President of Cyber Training & Assessments

A new draft of the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Cybersecurity Workforce Framework (NCWF) (NIST Special Publication 800-181) was just released and among the... Read More →

Test Your Skills in the Cyber Mission Café during AFCEA TechNet Augusta, Booth #802

By Keenan Skelly, VP of Global Partnerships & Security Evangelist, Circadence

Security practitioners of all skill levels are invited to join Circadence® at Booth #802 during the TechNet Augusta Conference August 8-10. Spend some time in... Read More →

Summer Camp Goes Cyber for 25 Rising Stars in Security

By Ashton Mozano, Chief Technology Officer, Circadence

One of the things I appreciate most about Circadence® is the company’s dedication to training the next generation of cybersecurity professionals. Not only do we... Read More →

An Educational Institution Roadmap for Women in Cybersecurity

By Laura Lee, Executive Vice President, Cyber Training and Assessments, Circadence

When I was in school, just five percent (5%) of my engineering class were women. Today, according to the 2017 Global Information Security Workforce Study:... Read More →

Circadence® Project Ares® Honored for Innovation in Cyber Training

Network Products Guide, the IT industry’s leading technology research and advisory guide, named Circadence® Project Ares® a Gold winner in both the IT Products and... Read More →