About the Challenge

You want your friends and relatives to be better equipped to protect themselves from cyberattacks online. But cybersecurity training courses are becoming a grind. We can help. Secureworks wants to see how far you can push your imagination to build any game that teaches any information security idea in a fun and engaging way.

At Secureworks, we protect thousands of organizations with battle-tested, best-in-class cybersecurity solutions. Central to our mission of beating the adversary is educating communities about the critical components of a winning cyber defense. To that end, we’re offering prizes to those who develop games that improve cybersecurity literacy.

Home: How can a game promote personal cybersecurity? Build a project for family, friends, or other non-professional end users.

Work: How can a game promote cybersecurity for organizations? Build a project for professional and workplace end users.

To get you started, we’ve gathered some resources on cybersecurity concepts, training, and tips for strategy. We’re also available to help on the Devpost Discord during office hours so you can bring your most compelling ideas to life.

About Secureworks

Secureworks (NASDAQ: SCWX) is a global cybersecurity leader that protects customer progress with Secureworks® Taegis™, a cloud-native security analytics platform built on 20+ years of real-world threat intelligence and research, improving customers’ ability to detect advanced threats, streamline and collaborate on investigations, and automate the right actions.


What to Build: Help promote cyber literacy and information security by building a fun and engaging game or entertainment app to educate the users.

What to Submit

  • Provide a URL to your publicly available application for judging and testing or a link to your functioning game.

  • Include a video (about 3 minutes) that demonstrates your submission. Videos must be uploaded to YouTube, Vimeo, or Facebook Video and made public.

Hackathon Sponsors


$30,000 in prizes

First Place

• $10,000 USD
• 30 min. virtual meeting with Secureworks team to discuss winning project
• Social promotion of winning project

Second Place

• $7,500 USD
• Social promotion of winning project

Third Place

• $5,000 USD
• Social promotion of winning project

Fourth Place

• $3,500 USD

Fifth Place

• $2,000 USD

Best Game for Home

• $1,000 USD

Best Game for Work

• $1,000 USD

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Judging Criteria

  • Quality of the Idea
    (Includes creativity and originality of the idea and the quality of the educational content built into the solution.)
  • Implementation of the Idea
    (Includes how well the solution was executed by the developer and the ease of the user experience.)
  • Potential Impact
    (Includes the extent to which the solution can educate and entertain the most end users.)

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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