Make the Pivot from classroom cyber skills to real world cyber skills.

Pivot provides a chance to use real-world scenarios to sharpen cybersecurity skills. Our labs and challenges are developed and submitted by seasoned professionals who understand the value of hands-on, practical skills and are committed to helping develop those skills in individuals entering the information security field.

If you have a challenge you believe helps build real-world skills, we hope you’ll share it. Please tell us about it by completing the Challenge Submission form and e-mailing it to us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

If your challenge doesn’t quite fit the template questions, but you think it helps accomplish Pivot’s goals - just tell us the what / why / how of your creative approach in the “Off the Board” section of the template.

To ensure the highest quality challenges, the Pivot Advisory Group reviews all submitted challenges for content, use-ability, and teaching value. Only those that effectively develop real-world skills are added to the challenge library.

Download the Challenge Submission Form

Please review Pivot’s Measures of Quality Checklist below to be sure your submission is as strong as possible.

  • Clarity of instructions
  • Availability of materials / tools needed to complete the lab
  • Technical accuracy
  • Skills applicable in real-world tasks
  • Creativeness
  • Depth of Coverage (Not whether it’s complex, but whether it covers a topic at sufficient depth to be useful)
  • Does the challenge list all of the prerequisite skills?
  • Does the challenge list all of the prerequisite tools/facilities?
  • Was enough supporting material provided? (reading, videos, references to other sources)
  • Does it scale?
  • Does it support concurrency (can one student mess it up for everyone)?
  • Is it reliable / consistent in the way it works?

Download the Challenge Submission Form