Kontra is now a part of Security Compass.

Kontra is now a part of Security Compass

Unlocking a new level of security in interactive code training

Security Compass acquired Kontra's application security training in 2024 to expand its offerings and provide the most immersive web-based security simulations and training available. Drawing on 20 years of experience in application security in sectors including finance, technology, and government, Security Compass is uniquely positioned to deliver cutting-edge security training to organizations of all sizes.

Kontra by Security Compass is trusted by hundreds of companies & technology partners globally

  • SnapInc


  • SoundCloud


  • Zai


  • Turkcell


  • Iress


  • ShiftLeft


  • Gitlab


About Security Compass

Security Compass, the Security by Design Company, is a leading provider of cybersecurity solutions, enabling organizations to shift left and build secure applications by design, integrated directly with existing DevSecOps tools and workflows. Its developer-centric threat modeling offering, SD Elements, and Application Security Training solutions help organizations release secure and compliant software to market quickly and cost effectively.

Security Compass is the trusted solution provider to leading financial and technology organizations, the U.S. Department of Defense, government agencies, and renowned global brands across multiple industries. The company is headquartered in Toronto, with offices in the U.S. and UK.

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Kontra-Redefining Application Security Training

Kontra was founded in 2020 by industry veteran Gyan Chawdhary who invented and pioneered the first interactive application security training platform - Codebashing, which was acquired by Checkmarx in 2018.

Having recognized that traditional application security training is boring for developers, with monotonous videos and presentations, Gyan set out to develop an interactive, immersive and intuitive learning experience that engages developers. Kontra is not your typical application security training company. We don’t believe in basic code quizzes, outdated exercises, or trainings that simply check the box.

Kontra prides itself on offering training that is based on real-life enterprise scenarios and focuses on translating industry-relevant skills into application security expertise, storytelling, active engagement, and simulations.

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Kontra by Security Compass - the only platform that provides
developer-first application security training