Protect the connected world, a millionaire new developer every time
TEL AVIV, Israel and DUBAI, UAE, Aug. 11, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Doron Amir, CEO of Cytaka, is passionate about cybersecurity. He dreams of a more secure connected world. He wants to put an end to cyberattacks, not by going after the perpetrators, but by preventing vulnerabilities in the code that make them easy targets.
Every day we see another headline about a cyber attack.
“It is time to change the global celebrity culture from strength and beauty to intelligence,” Amir said. “We want to create ‘cyberheroes’. Our goal is to find the smartest people in the world of software development and give them the fame and glory they deserve.”
The Cytaka platform offers education and training in coding focused on cybersecurity, specifically for software developers. They get points for completed tasks and also receive cash – a million dollars each month, if they make it to the competition live.
The first competition will be held on August 15 in Dubai.
By successfully completing the challenges at all levels of the CyTaka app – Beginner, Student, Professional and Expert, including the Gold Expert challenges, users earn points that allow them to earn between $ 50 and $ 7,000 from Cytaka. The competition is “reset” every month, giving less experienced participants a chance to become one of the top 10 players.
The application has a free version and a subscription model, in which members have the opportunity to earn higher rewards. It can be downloaded from Google Play and the App Store. Participating in the app requires extensive personal validation to avoid fraud.
“Cytaka is a living, breathing, and evolving app, creating a comprehensive learning environment,” said Amir. “Our participants will be exposed to the latest developments and trends in cybersecurity and DevSecOps, allowing them to continually stay up-to-date, enhancing their professional knowledge while directly addressing the cybersecurity staff shortage.”
“Our application partners include the major players in the software space,” Amir continued. “Global companies have a direct incentive in hiring our players because they will be recognized as truly the best and the brightest in the field of software development.”
Information regarding the participant’s professional skills and qualities is aggregated on their “Achievement Page” and is 100% factual with up-to-date information. Cytaka now allows an employer or a Human Resources company to find, in a few seconds, potential candidates who actually meet the professional requirements and qualities of the employer, regardless of their place of residence, gender, age, beliefs; enabling people from less developed regions or communities to more easily enter the global workforce as well-paid professionals.
Employers will post their own challenges within the jobs section on Cytaka. Once a user successfully completes these challenges, the employer will have access to her achievements page. In this way, both the potential employee and the employer gain. As challenge winners, candidates are in a much stronger bargaining position, and the employer has access to the best candidates with proven credentials.
“Although offering money and prizes will increase cybersecurity awareness among developers, our goals are much broader,” he said. “Training them to be exceptionally security conscious and reinforcing their focus on writing safer, stronger and less vulnerable code will directly address the cybersecurity crisis.”
“Making the world’s smartest software developers heroes will make coding and cybersecurity much more glamorous professions, inspiring future generations,” he continued. “In addition, another version of the app is being fine-tuned to be ‘kid-friendly’ so the next generation can get started on their cybersecurity journeys.”
The app’s “special sauce” to drive engagement is harnessing extrinsic and intrinsic motivation.
“Beyond the prize money, we are taking advantage of the competitive nature of the people,” Amir said. “Participants in the app will be publicly ranked, so they can see what they have to achieve to outperform their peers. They will also receive their own personal ranking, showing how far they have come since they started, reinforcing their motivation to keep achieving, to really reach your potential. “
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just the first step.
“We are tackling the most pressing and difficult issues we face as a globally interconnected society. Turning developers into cybersecurity experts is just the first step,” concluded Amir.
To join the app, visit www.cytaka.com
Cytaka offers gamified cybersecurity education and training for developers. The company’s goal is to turn developers into cybersecurity experts. Users of the Cytaka app not only earn points for completed challenges, they can also redeem them for financial rewards. Every month, Cytaka will host live contests for the app’s top 10 achievements, handing out over $ 1 million in prizes. For more information, visit www.cytaka.com.