The Australian Government and Telstra's 2014 Cyber Security Challenge Australia occurred over 24 hours from midday Wednesday 7 May 2014 and was the largest competition in the Challenge's three year history.

It brought together over 200 university and TAFE students in 55 teams from 22 Australian higher education institutions. During the 24 hours of non-stop action, these 55 teams battled it out for the top places! We would like to commend all those who participated and made it such a fun event for all involved.

A special congratulations goes out to the University of NSW for taking the top 3 positions. The 1st prize is a trip to the Blackhat Conference in Las Vegas and the 2nd/3rd prizes are phones and tablets for the runner up teams.

Top 10 Teams

1. UNSW1University of NSW6060 Points
2. UNSW2University of NSW5730 Points
3. UNSW3University of NSW5160 Points
4. UOS3University of Sydney5060 Points
5. UNSW4University of NSW4440 Points
6. MU1Monash University3530 Points
7. Fli1Flinders University3320 Points
8. ANU1Australian National University3050 Points
9. ECU2Edith Cowan University2730 Points
10. MUR1Murdoch University2490 Points

The Hon Malcolm Turnbull, Minister for Communications, presented the winning team with their prize at the launch event for Stay Smart Online week in Parliament House on Monday 2 June 2014. Thank you to all who participated and we look forward to another exciting competition again next year!

For a full breakdown of the scores and challenges from the 2014 Cyber Challenge visit scoring results.


Prize Terms & Conditions

1st Prize — 2014 Black Hat Security Conference

Courtesy of Telstra, the 1st place team will win a trip for its members to attend the 2014 Black Hat Conference in Las Vegas, USA

2nd and 3rd Prizes

Players in the 2nd and 3rd place teams will receive a brand new phone or tablet courtesy of Telstra.

University Roadshow

You can download the slides here: CySCA 2014 Roadshow Slides [PDF]

In case you missed out on the road show, the information presentation about CySCA was recorded.

CySCA is supported by

  • Australian Government
  • Telstra
  • PwC
  • NBNCo
  • Microsoft

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