A Hacking Playground
Founded in 2017 by Pylarinos and entrepreneur Aris Zikopoulos, Hack The Box provides a platform for users to hone their hacking skills. The startup company claims to have over 500,000 members pursuing cybersecurity training through its business.
Hack The Box offers a subscription-based platform with a number of training options for both individual and business use. Hacking challenges range from easy, intro-level tasks to challenging and complex scenarios. The cybersecurity startup company sports leaderboards and badges to encourage friendly competition among those attempting to expand their capabilities.
“We’re excited to be backing Hack The Box at this inflection point in their growth as organizations recognize the increasing importance of an adversarial security practice to combat constantly evolving cyber attacks,” said Gibb Witham, senior vice president at Paladin Capital Group. “Hack The Box keeps enterprises and government customers up-to-date on the latest adversary methods and tradecraft so that attackers are the only ones caught unprepared.”
Breaking Into the Cybersecurity Industry
Market research projects the global cybersecurity market to reach over $304 billion by 2027 at a CAGR of 9.4%. The startup company is tapping into an expanding industry, as cybersecurity is essential to rapidly growing digital businesses and ecommerce companies. Training IT professionals to combat real cyber threats is key to ensuring the safety of these businesses.
According to Hack The Box, over 1,000 universities and companies use the platform, with over 1.2 million training hours clocked. Other services like TryHackMe and Cybermerc will likely compete for space in the industry alongside Hack The Box.
About the Author
James White is a Michigan State University graduate with a BS in Environmental Biology. He is interested in reporting emerging trends in technology, especially with regard to alternative energy and environmental conservation.