TWENTY New SKILL LABS are Now Live in CMD+CTRL Base Camp!

Security Innovation’s new Skill Labs provide learners an entirely new type of immersive training experience – and have some important differences from our Learn Labs you should know.

New Skill Labs are only available through the recently-released CMD+CTRL Base Camp learning platform. Some Skill Labs concentrate on using an emulated IDE to both find and fix insecure code. Others use the MITRE ATT&CK Framework to either help defenders learn to choose appropriate defensive strategies when dealing with cyber-attacks or understand an attacker’s Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures (TTP). Skill labs are challenge-based and are usually associated with intermediate to advanced-level developers and cybersecurity professionals. Details of the twenty new Skill Labs can be found here.

Learn Labs were introduced in Q4 of 2021. They guide learners through immersive, hands-on examples of vulnerabilities introduced in CMD+CTRL Courses. Learn Labs are usually appropriate for beginner to intermediate-level learners and are available to all customers with Course subscriptions.

Differences between the two lab types are illustrated below.

Learn Labs   Skill Labs
  • Vulnerabilities
  • Includes Hints & Guidance
  • IDE / Find-the-fix MITRE ATT&CK
  • Challenge-based
  • Concentrates on skills development
  • Can be hosted anywhere
  • Available in SCORM
  • Only hosted in Base Camp
  • Not available in SCORM
  • Beginner to intermediate
Skill Level
  • Intermediate to advanced

Online Course Enhancements for April

The introduction of Skill Labs has not slowed our efforts in enabling our users with new and updated Lab and Course content specific to the new OWASP Top 10 2021 standard.

Recognizing the significance of the OWASP Top 10 and how our customers leverage it, we have updated both the mitigation and testing elements to each of the Top 10 categories for 2021. Check out our blog post for additional details about What’s Old with the OWASP Top 10 2017.

Outside of the twenty new Skill Labs mentioned previously, you will find four new Learn Labs and four new Courses available now. A special supplementary release of 6 additional courses will be released on May 31st.

All of the latest Learn Lab and Course enhancement details can be found here