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And that's GameOver for CySCA2017. A massive congratulations to all teams for their tireless efforts over the past 24 hours!

final scoreboard CySCA 2017 Scoreboard, final prize allocation TBA, stay tuned.

The Challenge

What is CySCA?

CySCA is a ‘hacking’ competition run by an alliance of Australian Government, business and academic professionals who are committed to finding the next generation of Australian cyber security talent – including you!

Starting in 2012, CySCA will show you what it’s like to work in cyber security and will get your name in front of some of Australia’s most dynamic employers.

CySCA is Australia’s only national cyber security competition. It runs over 24-hours and will test both your technical skills and communication know-how. It’s not easy, but it’s heaps of fun, and the opportunities you get from participating are fantastic.

Think you’re up for the Challenge?

Rules and eligibility

Rules and eligibility

CySCA is open to full-time Australian university undergraduates and undergraduate-equivalent TAFE students based in Australia. Each team may contain up to four students.

All teams must be registered by a university/TAFE staff/faculty academic representative.

  • Individual applications will not be considered.
  • Registration does not guarantee entry into the event.

You will not be able to participate in the Cyber Security Challenge:

  • if you do not consent to CySCA organisers using or disclosing your information for any of the purposes identified in the Privacy Statement which can be found here or as a pdf here
  • unless the personal information required for registration is given.

Full Terms and conditions can be found here or as a pdf here


A few pointers to get you ready!

2013 Cyber Challenge

Results & Solution

2014 Cyber Challenge

Results, In-A-Box, Solution & Roadshow

2015 Cyber Challenge

Results & Solution

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