We're a friendly, growing community of students taking part in Cyber Discovery and SANS' CyberStart family of programmes. Our community is mainly centered around a discord server consisting of over 3500+ members from a multi-talented, diverse range of backgrounds.
Although the focus of our server is cyber security and learning based, our members carry out insightful discussions on a range of subjects including STEM fields, media, gaming and computer hardware. Whether you're looking for pointers, hints or guidance on particular challenges, student run capture the flag events or more. It's a great place to hang out casually!
Who Are We?
The majority of the members on our server are students who fall within the 13-18 age range and are participants of one of the mentioned cyber security programmes. However, we are also home to alumni (those who have participated previously and have moved on to university and jobs), club leaders, teachers, parents and last but not least, official SANS institute staff who are associated with the programmes to varying degrees.
Our server primarily accommodates the UK demographic, but if you're from the US, feel free to join us! Whilst you're here, you may wish to check out some of our cool open source projects!
|CyberStart Elite Online Year 3||27th-31st July / 3rd-7th August 2020||Course Confirmed|
|Elite Talent Development Programme||Q3 2019 - Q4 2020||Ongoing|
|CyberStart Assess Year 4||2nd June – 30th September 2020||Ongoing|
|CyberStart Game Year 4||2nd June 2020 – 31st March 2021||Ongoing|
|CyberStart Essentials Year 4||15th September 2020 – 31st March 2021||Starting Soon™|
|Virtual Cyber School||31st August 2020 (Reg closes 1st August)||Ongoing (Register Now)|
No discriminatory or adult content
Keep spam or shitposting to #overflow
Appropriate channels should always be used
No unauthorised invite links
No enticement of illegal activity
Adult Content/Doxing/Discrimination - Temporary (14 day) / Permanent ban
Harassment - Temporary (14 day) / Permanent Ban
Repeated Infractions, Consistent Spam - 3 hour mute
Spam, Reposting Deleted Content - Warning, followed by 1h mute if continued
Reporting a Moderator/Appealing Punishments
Suggesting Changes to the Community
Hack The Box
|Agent J||Agent J himself|
|Official Cyber Discovery Staff||Staff from the Cyber Discovery program|
|Community Developer||Made significant contributions to the community GitHub projects|
|True 100%||Completed all of CyberStart Assess, Game, and Essentials|
|100 Percent||Completed all of CyberStart Game|
|Elite Online||Those who have been selected for Elite Online 2020|
|Elite Online - FOR500||Those confirmed doing FOR500 for Elite Online|
|Elite Online - SEC503||Those confirmed doing SEC503 for Elite Online|
|Elite Online - SEC504||Those confirmed doing SEC504 for Elite Online|
|Elite Online - EHF||Those confirmed doing Ethical Hacking Fundamentals for Elite Online|
|Veteran - 2018/2019||Qualified for CyberStart Elite in 2018/2019|
|Forensicator||Completed FOR500 course and passed GCFE exam|
|Cyberist||Completed SEC504 course and passed GCIH exam|
|Elite Talent Development||Participating in the Elite Talent Development Programme|
|CCC||Invited to Cyber Discovery Content Creators Club|
|HQ||Completed the headquarters base from CyberStart Game|
|Moonbase||Completed moon base from CyberStart Game|
|Forensics||Completed forensics base from CyberStart Game|
|Volcano||Completed volcano base from CyberStart Game|
|Quote Czar||Have the ability to quote messages in #quotes|
|Level [1-80]||Automatically assigned roles for MEE6 levels|
|Year [9-13]||Corresponding school years|
|Technically Adults||Those who are now older than any of the year roles|
|Trusted||Can use external emoji and control Rythm|
|Nitro Booster||Those who have boosted our server allowing us to gain additional features|
|Club Leader||Restricted access for Cyber Discovery club leaders|
|Partner Server||From a server linked with or related to ours|
|For Your Own Protection||Moderation role to hide all channels|
|Probation||Can only access certain few channels and under monitoring|
|Muted||Cannot speak in any channel|
|Announcements||Gets pinged when anything important is announced|
|Gaming Announcements||Gets pinged for upcoming activity nights and gaming events|
How do I get a role?
Where do I ask about a particular challenge?
How do I ask something about Cyber Discovery?
What are activity nights?
How long has this programme been running for?
What are year roles and pathways?
Who do I ask if I have a question about the server?
Where do I appeal a ban?
How do I get the community developer role?
What is the Cyberist/Forensicator role?
Who is Agent Q?
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- eohomegrownapps A gifted person who contributed code and helped fix a major issue.
- Lightspeedana An incredibly talented individual who contributed code, design and layout ideas.
- Picapi Valuable contributor and skilled fellow student studying Computer Science
- Bottersnike Web-dev extraordinaire who has an immense amount of knowledge for everything!
- thebeanogamer The guy in charge of everything and quite the gamer. Kept you waiting huh?
- Segway The terminator of typos and a great guy in general. Not to mention, likes Pokemon
- Bax Cat lover and amazing guy who helped with layout, code and inspiration
- Alphex Helped source the assets and layout for the site
- BritMonkey The original unofficially offical purveyor of Lynery and a master graphic designer. XD
- Linucks Hey that's me! I'm just trying to comprehend this complex world, one step at a time.