what is a cyber escape room?
Video-based learning is great, except when it isn't. And how can you make sure your team are actually listening to what's being said? With all the negative 'no, don't click that' rhetoric that comes from the majority of training providers, is it any wonder people have stopped paying attention?
So we're here to spice things up. We're bringing cyber security training to life, using hands-on activities that make training impactful, memorable and fun.
There are two ways to play:
On Your Own:
We’ll send you a beautifully branded care package, containing everything you need to set up your own cyber escape room.
As An Event:
We’ll come to your office and run the whole thing for you. We don’t get out much, so please choose this one.
Designed to provide security awareness training in an innovative and engaging manner, our cyber escape room activities are the perfect antidote to tedious training.
Bring something different to the table (quite literally) for your next client event or conference with a cyber escape room for an inclusive, cyber-relevant activity.
Get your teams together for a team building event they won't forget in a hurry. Ditch the dull and spoil your teams with an inclusive and engaging activity they'll love.
Take a look through our game scenarios. Our main games are designed to last up to one hour, and can be played by up to 5 players at a time. Mini games last up to 20 minutes, and work better for smaller groups.
Fancy a bit of healthy competition? We recommend getting a few boxes together and challenging teams to compete against one another.
We have more epic games in development, but we also love hearing new ideas. So if there's something you're looking for that's not listed here, get in touch and we might just make it happen!
what people say about us.
Head of AppSec, Matillion
Cyber Skills & Resource Manager, HMRC
Senior GRC Analyst, Boohoo
The cyber escape room has been excellent. We took it away to Germany and I had five teams of five go through it, all of them thought it was really fun and made them start thinking about their security procedures.
On return to the UK, I then got it round four of my locations, and it is being used for the final time tonight. Again, the guys have thought it’s really engaging and have enjoyed using it.
The most interesting parts for me have been during the debriefs at the end. It’s been great to hear of people’s own experiences of being hacked, or dealing with their companies being hacked, and then being able to pull out the similarities between those attacks and what they learnt in the escape room.
It has been critically useful to focus people’s attention to the threats, and what they can do to reduce the risk of us being attacked.
So, a big thumbs up from us!
CISO, Ministry of Defence
We've often struggled for 'away day' type activities as we have quite a wide range of staff to accommodate, so some people often lose out. The cyber escape room was a great way to bring the team together inclusively in a familiar, yet challenging way!
It certainly ticked our boxes, and we will definitely be bearing you in mind for future team-building and away-day activities.
In the words of eBay of old: Top Company, great comms, fast delivery, items as described, would definitely recommend A++!
Digital Forensics Manager, National Trading Standards
The cyber escape room idea is honestly one of the best things I’ve seen in a very very long time and not just because it’s completely innovative. It’s massively engaging and it’s hugely portable… creating engagement and teaching the objectives you want to teach through real interaction rather than just slideware is an incredible innovation, and it’s just brilliant.
VP Security Intelligence, Forescout
It was challenging without being too difficult. I was engaged, present and interested in the task. These escape rooms will help foster teamwork and collaboration in a short space of time.
Head of Sales, Cyberprism
Chelmsford City Council have spent the last two years investing heavily in cyber security, we wanted to make sure the council was in the best shape possible. As part of this we knew we needed to invest in training for staff including all IT and our senior managers. We tried going out to market to look for something new and innovative and we contacted Esc.
The team at Esc were genuinely looking to bring something new to the market, so we got in touch and ran our own custom Esc room scenario at our offices for all our IT staff. We made sure to mix technical and non-technical and placed people who don’t normally work together in teams. The day went amazingly! The product is different, fun and engaging as well as being hugely educational, you could see staff understand the importance of good cyber hygiene as they worked through the tasks. The mix of physical and technical tasks balances really well and it’s clear a lot of thought has gone into them. Since running our team day we have bought both the new Esc scenarios and plan to run them after our next management team cyber update.
In summary Esc is fun, engaging, educational training that offers an awesome complimentary package for cyber security across the whole organisation, it’s also exceptional value for money! Win-win-win!
Head of Digital, Chelmsford City Council
Deputy Editor, Infosecurity Magazine
I really enjoyed the escape room event. In one hour, I got closer to fellow Heads of Security, Advisers and CISOs than I would during a full day industry event unless I tried very hard. I think it is testimony to the format. I am sure vendors will like to engage audiences this way, and large IT teams can get closer to their security this way too.
vCISO Lead, Quorum Cyber
I see these escape rooms bringing a few values to any organisation. It is great as a team building exercise as it encourages collaboration and communication. It brings the added value of cultivating cyber security awareness as it can provide hands on experience with challenges relating to phishing, malware etc. They also act as stress relief and an opportunity to identify leaders as some activities showcase hidden leadership skills.
Final Year Student, University of Salford
The thing I liked most about the cyber escape rooms is the fact it’s compact, in a briefcase, and it’s really clever and really smart. I want one!