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Immersive Labs

About Immersive Labs

Immersive Labs was founded in 2017 by James Hadley, after delivering GCHQ’s cyber summer school, James realised that passive classroom-based training suited neither the people nor the pace of cybersecurity. The content dated quickly, and its one-dimensional nature meant the creative minds in the room quickly disengaged. He knew that a practical online solution was needed – one that would allow learners to continuously hone their skills, get to grips with new threats, and become familiar with the latest tools and techniques. In short, they needed a platform that would help them keep up with the attackers.

On the flip side, businesses have never struggled more to ensure their security teams are well resourced, well trained, and well prepared. Their focus has been on building their tech stacks – not on the people behind the screens. As a result, the skills shortage is only growing as security teams are overworked and undertrained, and organizations are left scrambling to catch up with the ever-shifting threat landscape.

Enter Immersive Labs. Cyber workforce optimization is our mission: we empower organizations to increase, measure and demonstrate human capabilities in every part of their cybersecurity. Our challenge-based cybersecurity content is developed by experts and powered by the latest threat research. Covering everything from spelling the word cyber to technical tools, threat hunting and reverse engineering malware, our ‘labs’ help organizations to align human capabilities across entire workforces to the actual cyber risks that they face. Our platform delivers continuous challenges, scenarios and crisis simulations that can be used by businesses to battle-test and evidence their preparedness to face emerging cyber threats.

Since then we’ve grown to over 300 employees across the UK, US and Europe, with HQs in Bristol, UK and Boston, MA. To date, we’ve secured over £80 million in investment from Insight Partners, Menlo Ventures, Citi Ventures, Summit Partners and Goldman Sachs. Our technology is already helping over 300 enterprises around the world, including AirBnB, P&G, Citibank, Sophos and the NHS, while around 5,000 labs are completed every single day.

We believe that diversity and building teams made up of people with different perspectives and life experiences is an essential element in cyber security defence as such we are committed to increasing diversity in cybersecurity and maintaining an inclusive workplace culture. We’re working hard to create an environment where the best people can do their best work.

Everything we do is guided by our three core values: inclusivity, agility and drive.

It’s our mission to create a progressive, open and productive workplace where we can be our authentic selves. Our values exist as a framework to help us support and empower each other, because we know that when we feel accepted, included and happy at work, we can do and be our best. As such, we welcome people who share these values and are as passionate about our mission, our workplace and our product as we are.

 

Each of our values align to certain behaviours that we encourage throughout our interactions with each other and our customers.

 

Inclusive

We’re collaborative and always work together to achieve our common goals.

We’re engaged by making the effort to build and maintain relationships with our colleagues.

We’re diverse: we celebrate our differences and the positive impact they have on our work.

 

Agile

We’re inventive because we like to try new things – and if they don’t work, we try something else.

We’re creative in finding novel ways to reach our goals.

We’re flexible and can adapt quickly to the uncertain world in which we work

 

Driven

We’re accountable for our work and for the work of the wider Immersive Labs team.

We’re focused on our personal development and reaching our goals.

We’re determined to find solutions to tough problems, so we can strive forward in the face of adversity.

We’re resilient so we can bounce back stronger after a mistake.

 

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Immersive Labs

We are committed to increasing diversity in cybersecurity and maintaining an inclusive workplace culture. See what our recent Diversity, Equity & Inclusion survey has shown and what we are doing to improve.

Objectives

Our products enable the humans in cybersecurity to keep their organizations safer from the latest threats. We want our culture to provide a safe space, enabling everyone to be their authentic selves when arriving at work every day. At Immersive Labs, we have 5 key objectives to help us ensure this:

  1. Every single employee of Immersive Labs should feel safe to be themselves. We want a culture of belonging. This is not somewhere you come to ‘fit in’, this is somewhere you can thrive and be your authentic self.
  2. We will champion diversity and inclusion not just in Immersive Labs but the wider cybersecurity industry.
    We want a demographic balance that reflects the countries and areas we operate in.
  3. We all have a role to play in making sure everyone feels like they belong.
  4. We want people to feel safe to speak up if they witness/experience any behaviours which does not exemplify this.
  5. We will always come from a place of respect when interacting with people who have different beliefs from our own.

 

You can see all of our open positions on Evenbreak or by following this link

Help change the face of Cyber Security by joining our inclusive team at Immersive Labs

 

Videos and Blogs

 

You can read more about the people at Immersive Labs via our blog which can be found here.

Find out more about one of Immersive Labs' Talent Acquisition Partners, Anthony Ingman, and how he has been able to disclose his Hidden Disability whilst working at Immersive Labs by reading his amazing story here.

You can also read more about the benefits of being Neurodiverse at Immersive Labs, as experience by Nye Prior, a Senior Cyber-Security Engineer on Immersive Labs' blog post here.