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Candidate Screening

Identify and recruit top cyber talent

  • Eliminate unnecessary interviews with unqualified candidates and increase speed of hiring by identifying qualified candidates quickly
  • Reduce bias in the hiring process by using data to identify the strongest performers.
  • Reduce talent acquisition costs by identifying internal cybersecurity talent
  • Ideal for screening candidates for defensive cybersecurity, pen tester, developer, AppSec and Cloud and Infrastructure security roles.
Candidate Screening for Cyber Security Skill Assessment

Identify open positions and assign job prerequisites

Identify cybersecurity openings throughout your organization and the foundational and hands-on skills required for each position.

Send Candidates the relevant exercises.

Test candidate skills based on the requirements for each specific position. Candidates can do this from home, in their own time thanks to the flexibility of the platform.

Candidates attempt required Labs

Applicants prove they possess the required hands-on capabilities. Advanced metrics provide data on how advanced each individual’s capabilities are,such as answer accuracy and time to complete each lab.

Advance top candidates through the hiring process

Compare the specific strengths and weaknesses of each applicant with detailed performance data. Advance only the most-qualified candidates to the interview stage

Frequently Asked Questions

Can’t we just filter candidates by their level of certification?2023-10-02T15:18:27+00:00

You can, but certification alone does not prove hands-on expertise. By selecting the required labs for candidates, organizations can pin-point the exact skill set they need and this can sometimes come from non-traditional backgrounds.

Can we use candidate screening to identify talent for more advanced roles?2023-10-02T15:24:33+00:00

Absolutely! We have a huge breadth and depth of labs that are designed to identify talent from cybersecurity beginners to the most advanced practitioners:


  • Cyber Awareness
  • Forensic Analyst – Beginner
  • Incident Responder – Beginner
  • Management Risk and Compliance
  • Penetration Tester – Beginner
  • Secure [Java/.NET/PHP/Python]
  • Developer – Beginner
  • SOC Analyst – Beginner
  • Technical Fundamentals


  • Forensic Analyst – Intermediate
  • Infrastructure Pentester – Intermediate
  • Incident Responder – Intermediate
  • SOC Analyst – Intermediate
  • Web App Pentester – Intermediate


  • Malware Analyst
  • Reverse Engineer
  • Threat Hunter
Can candidate screening be used to promote internal cybersecurity talent?2023-10-02T15:25:17+00:00

Yes. Organizations can use the platform for both internal and external candidates. This enables organizations to identify hidden ‘gems’ within their own teams that might be looking for that next step in their career and want the chance to prove their capability.

What are the benefits of Candidate Screening?2023-10-02T15:27:07+00:00
  • Increase speed of hiring by identifying qualified candidates quickly
  • Eliminate unnecessary interviews with unqualified candidates
  • Reduce bias in the hiring process by using data to identify the strongest performers
  • Reduce talent acquisition costs by identifying internal cybersecurity talent
  • Enables flexible, at-home skill verification
How can Candidate Screening reduce bias in hiring?2023-10-02T15:29:23+00:00

Candidate Screening enables applicants to prove they possess the required capabilities with a set of focused, browser-based exercises. Flexible, “any time, anywhere” testing eliminates the need for supervised, in-person evaluations, which can be burdensome and not an option for some candidates. All candidates for a given position are evaluated using the same criteria no matter their background, minimizing prejudice. Organizations gain the ability to deeply understand the hands-on skills of each candidate by reviewing granular performance data, from accuracy to lab completion time, applicants can be compared based solely on their ability to perform the required tasks, minimizing bias and increasing diversity in security teams.

Candidate Screening Data Sheet

Sourcing the right security talent proves challenging. Roles demand a complex blend of skills, and candidates’ proficiencies may wane, resulting in knowledge gaps pre-hire. Our solution addresses this issue by enabling organizations to assess applicants based on the exact skill set needed.

Learn more about Hands-on Labs

Our platform offers an immersive, gamified learning experience that caters to a diverse range of cybersecurity professionals. With a focus on technical labs covering all facets of cybersecurity, from offensive to defensive, and encompassing cloud and application security, we provide the most up-to-date and realistic learning environment, and our goal is to enable continuous skill assessment, development, and validation within the cybersecurity field.