About Cyber Struggle
After the 9/11 war has changed from the regular army to the special forces. Today, however, this transformation caught cybersecurity experts unprepared.
Even 90% percent of experts define cognitive gaps, stress, and uncertainty as to their primary gaps; instead of technical ones. 60% percent of experts confirm that they can rarely stay offline in a small time period. 88% percent of them are working more than 40 hours in a week.
Those small statistics show that the cyber world needs a different type of approach in order to deal with the new shape of low-intensity conflict.
Cyber Struggle brings a 360-degree security approach
to the individuals planning to have an extraordinary cybersecurity career and to the corporates keen to have such an intense skill set in their teams.
We combine technical topics with criminology, terrorism, psychological warfare, adaptive thinking, teaming, mental resilience and leadership.
As Cyber Struggle, our aim is training and certifying the special forces of the cyber world
We have developed the world’s first interdisciplinary and the most intense cybersecurity training and certifications. We have put Scrum at the heart of our training.
The slangs commonly used internally in the Farm and during the cases or trainings
The Farm: Every charter office that can operate Cyber Struggle Ranger training and certification
Operator: a person operates equipment, machine or methods in a particular case
Case Officer: In CS, everything is a case. a team member executes the case
Collection Management Officer: This title is being used for the team members who facilitate the collection, evaluation, classification, dissemination of the information in particular cases(projects)
Contemporary Training: Additional topics from different disciplines
SR: Situation Room. Any meeting or physical location for a particular case
AOT: Advanced Operator Training. Ongoing training series for being an instructor
Blues: Instruction, Mentoring and Coaching Team
Domestication: Getting familiar to the CS culture and mindset
Foreignization: Losing the culture. Result of the Rebound Effect
Roll-up: Terminating personnel, coach, mentor, instructor or closing a case
AAR: After Action Review. Case Roll-up evaluation
O-Line: Offensive Line. No matter the case type, the place where the case occurs
Ring-out: Quitting from training or internship(see QIGS and QIBS)
Stake-out: Observation of the new instructor
Walk-in: Anything or Anyone comes by himself/herself or itself. Natural flow.
Orphan: Graduate or certificate holder who does not have any occupation or job
GBNF: Gone But Not Forgotten. Our former team member whose contributions still benefit the community despite their departure
Fallen Eagle: Any team member who passed away
Training and Business Slangs
Unilateral Drills: Isolated training. Can be an internal only or very specific workshop
Immediate Action Drills(IAD): Every specific training or drill for a particular subject helps the team to be faster, stronger or better.
Endex: End of Exercise
FTX: Fiel Training Exercise. In our Ranger certification Intelligence Tiger Exercises or Training with retired special forces.
KIA: Killed in Action. a person became non-workable
WIA: Wounded in Action. a person became temporarily non-workable
QIGS: Quit in Good Standing
QIBS: Quit in Bad Standing
ZiT: Zombie in Training. a person constantly and continuously having foreignization in the class
Rebound Effect: Mindset turning backs after Ranger class in a certain amount of time
Rucks: Backpack including all the stuff for the particular case
Pipehitter: Goes to extremes to get it done. (In Ranger training it can be used as a separate student patch)
Debby: Debrief. Students fill after every contact in 6 hours
DRot: Daily Routine. Students review yesterday and plan today
WRet: Weekly Retro. Students review the entire wee or sprint even case or operation.
GRet: Grand Retro. Overall review
Sedo: Seducing trainees during the certification process to help them increase their soft skills
AWOL: Absent WithOut Leave, leaving a position without official permission
Cadence: The rhythmic step case officers will all follow. Pointing the harmony in a particular case
Embed: When a journalist, auditor, etc is reporting on the action happening at the location
The approaches we commonly use and waiting as attitudes from studens in our cases and trainings.
Discipline Equals Freedom
We demand discipline, expect innovation
Embrace the pain
I am never out of the fight
First in Last Out
Live the Team Life
If you don’t put it in your heart, don’t put it on your business card
Move, Shoot, Communicate, Adapt
In the worst conditions, the legacy of my teammates steadies my resolve
AEGIS finds the sign
No plan survives first contact with the incident
Nothing lasts forever
Without any order, I will lead my own team in achieving the target they want
Accept the pain
Remain positive in your attitude. Remain conscious, and remain ambitious
Seize, Clear, Hold, Build
Training and Business
I persevere and thrive in adversity
In the absence of orders, I will take charge, lead my team and accomplish the mission
The only easy day was yesterday
It pays to be a Ranger
It’s all mind over matter, if I don’t mind, then it doesn’t matter
You’re not here to survive this, you’re here to take charge of it
Today’s gonna be another easy day
You don’t have to like it, you just have to do it
The more you sweat in training, the less you bleed in combat.
Pain is the weakness leaving the body
Get comfortable being uncomfortable
Does anybody want to Quit?
Always share your purpose with one more person
Try to find comfort in the midst of adversity
Do not be scared of adversities, and instead, try to thrive in it
There are just 3 choices available to you: Either give up, give in, or give all that you have got
Titles and Duties
Junior Case Officer
Senior Case Officer
Collection Management Officer
Cognitive and Behavior Analyst
Support and Logistics
Managing Training and Certifications
Instructor: Instructing the training
Mentor: Field expert of a particular topic. Also, have extensive experience or in the internal mentor training process. If the internal mentoring process, then situational awareness and advanced class management expected
Coach: Advanced situational awareness and class management are heavily expected. Also, it is expected that coaches should perform 1-1 micro-management
Supervisor: Requires minimum coaching skills
Nomad: Any supervisor, coach, mentor or instructor does not belong to any charter, but traveling across the different charters