The Venture Center’s JOLT Cyber Challenge Returns to OfferStudents and Professionals Gamified Job Training in Cybersecurity 

Posted on September 7, 2022
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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Sept. 7, 2022) – The Venture Center announced today the seventh annual JOLT Cyber Challenge, a hands-on competition for students and professionals to take on Jeopardy-style challenges designed by cyber experts using real-world techniques. Teams of four can register to participate in the weekend-long event by visiting

Facilitated by gamemasters who are experts in cybersecurity and technology development, the JOLT Cyber Challenge is designed by volunteers who work year-round to curate puzzles that strengthen development skills through team-building challenges. Our last full event drew over 130 competitors, and this year’s event is expected to host over 150 participants.

“We’ve built JOLT into the premier cybersecurity event in the state,” said Christopher Wright, partner of Sullivan Wright Technologies and lead gamemaster. “We purposefully make it approachable for people at all technical skill levels and we strive to help participants make as many lasting connections as possible.”

“The JOLT Cyber Challenge is a powerful community event designed to connect students and tech industry professionals as they sharpen their tech skills, and it’s something we look forward to hosting every year,” said Wayne Miller, executive director of The Venture Center. “Arkansas’ tech workforce is booming, and we’re excited to support its growth by providing innovative job-training opportunities with programs such as JOLT.”

Tech-savvy competitors will battle for prizes while developing high-level tech skills in areas including remote access exploits, web vulnerabilities, code-breaking, physical security, privilege escalation, reverse engineering, and code manipulation. Team registration is $200 and $55 for individual registrants who will be placed with a team at the event.

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