Press Release

Circadence Selected as SC Media 2018 Excellence Award Finalist

Project Ares recognized as an outstanding, innovative solution for cybersecurity training

BOULDER, CO – January 25, 2018 – Circadence® Corporation, a market leader in cybersecurity training and assessments, today announced that Project Ares® has been recognized as an Excellence Award finalist in the Best IT Security-related Training Program category in the 2018 SC Awards. Finalists are recognized for outstanding leadership and providing superior security products to the cybersecurity industry. Winners will be announced at the SC Awards ceremony on April 17, 2018, in San Francisco.

“These inspiring innovators have set a high bar for their industry peers, as they continue to protect the world from attacks and vulnerabilities that imperil our security, privacy and digital infrastructure,” said Illena Armstrong, VP, editorial, SC Media. “The year 2017 brought us WannaCry ransomware infections, the rise of cryptominers, and bugs like Broadpwn and BlueBorne that affected billions of devices. Whatever threats rear their ugly heads in 2018 and beyond, our finalists will be ready to act.”

Project Ares aids cyber professionals who are facing these persistent and emerging threats by taking business-critical cybersecurity training out of the traditional classroom setting and into an interactive gaming environment. The first fully immersive, AI-powered, multiplayer online cybersecurity training platform, Project Ares utilizes real-time threat intelligence, machine learning and gamification to create real-world attack scenarios within virtual cyber ranges that more effectively prepare security teams to combat threats.

Cybersecurity professionals training on Project Ares learn to protect against a wide range of attacks, including containment and eradication of ransomware, phishing, and web server exploits, and train on critical skills such as intrusion detection, host analysis and forensics. By enabling organizations to train staff actively in cloned environments of their own networks while utilizing the tools and tactics they access every day, cyber teams are able to prepare adequately for any emerging threat.

“Organizations are struggling to keep pace with evolving threats, while relying heavily on a stack of security technology their teams may not be fully trained to utilize,” said Mike Moniz, co-founder, president and CEO of Circadence. “We are honored that SC Media has chosen to recognize Project Ares for its innovative approach to providing a more comprehensive, effective, on-demand training solution that supports people-centric security.”

Now in its 21st year, SC Awards is recognized as the industry gold standard of accomplishment for cybersecurity professionals, products and services. Other finalists in the category of Best IT Security-related Training Program include Idaho National Laboratory, KnowBe4, PhishMe and Wombat Security Technologies. Winners in the Excellence category will be determined by an expert panel of judges with extensive knowledge and experience in the cybersecurity industry. The Excellence Award honors the professionals, products and services that have proven to be the best in the industry for protecting today’s corporate world from an array of risks and threats.

About Circadence

Circadence® Corporation is a market leader in next generation cybersecurity education and training. Circadence provides the first fully immersive, AI-powered cybersecurity training and assessment platform for government and enterprise organizations. Leveraging 41 patents, Circadence’s solutions modernize outdated and largely generic cybersecurity training with an advanced online gaming platform that delivers persistent, immersive and true-to-life experiences that match and adapt to contemporary threat environments. For more information on Circadence, visit


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