Our experiences on using narrative-driven alternate reality security games for first-year CS students will be appearing at the 2015 USENIX Workshop on Cyber Security Experimentation and Test (CSET15).

For a while now, we've been interested in security education with creative and engaging narratives, paired with rabbit-hole/puzzle-like structures. We wrote a grant about it and we've been trying out structure and puzzles since then.

Most recently, we got a chance to use some of these exercises described in our paper at EPIC 2015. Below, at the Cal Poly Cyber Lab, we are running through a scaffolded puzzle built around a narrative involving password cracking.

EPIC 2015 Session 3 (Tues) EPIC 2015 Session 3 (Tues)