In fact, there is a lot of things to write down yet I honestly don’t know where am I suppose to begin. The things to be told regarding the training are apparent already. I was one of the people who had the most prejudiced approach regarding the including of the training and towards the Cyber Struggle family. Even though the including of the training was fascinating and gripping, there was always the questioning towards the relation of the activities that are being done with cybersecurity
İn my mind. What good will a military training will serve us in the Cyber Security domain, why had they put this into the Schedule I wonder? At the end of this 10 weeks, you will see that the things you had been complaining or questioning was related to you and your domain until it’s core. You see that security can not be only granted in front of a computer, in the Real World things do not work like that.
Let’s come to the education method. It ıs one of the most popular questions that are being asked, Questions like how is the education, are you being able to learn somethings. A person who finishes a standard university spends 14 to 16 years of his life going to a school. And at the end of all of these years, he struggles with questions like” so what is supposed to be happening now, what have I became, what had I learn”. And those questions are being caused by the education system based on memorizing which I have been criticizing for years
So how do things go in Cyber Struggle? It leads you the way. First of all, you are learning to learn. You learn to search. You are not having a teacher that tells you the subject and leave the class Unlike the classical kinds of training. You will be having to learn how to use Google. I was very astonished at the beginning of the training as it was expected. There was an assignment that is expected of me to do and my first thought was ” But how can I do it iIdont know anything about its logic nor do I know it’s content.” However, at the end of the day, I had done it. İ have seen that a man of no previous knowledge regarding the domain coding the “Ping” code which most of the so-called Cyber Security experts does not know what is its source. So get rid of your bias and put an effort to improve yourself.
So do I have the capacity to take the course? First of all, you must say goodbye to sleep. You will forget it as there will be no sleep! You have to leave yourself to the system, you need to overcome your bias. This is not a training which you can act as if you have paid, came to the training and then leave it all behind. If you come here, you are having a family. Could you ever leave your family? This is a very different place which has a lot of nice people that you can talk freely, that you can criticize and you can communicate. Now that I am telling you all the good about it, if you were to ask me if it was always good, ohh noo it was not. There were times that I have yelled furiously, I had taken my anger out of walls hitting or I had argued with my team-mates. These are all experiences. Despite all that has been occurred, they still remain as my teammates and the Cyber Struggle remains as my family. this is what the point is. You would not be considered badly even if you do criticisms. He is begging us to criticize him(Kubilay – Program Manager)! But I can not find any aspect to criticize the training, we would be criticizing it already if we had any criticisms to say!
There is a lot more to write down but it is best for you to experience it yourselves. I thank you all for everything again. The family of Cyber Struggle, I am very glad to have you in my life.