Since the last Cyber Security Challenge in 2015, the Australian Government has launched its Cyber Security Strategy. The strategy has a major focus on strong cyber defences along with growth and innovation in the sector.
In order to better align the Challenge with some of the initiatives in the Strategy, the next Cyber Security Challenge Australia will be held from midday 10 May 2017 through to midday 11 May 2017. The 2017 Challenge is planned to be better than ever.Registrations now open for nomination of number of teams by the 31st March 2017.
Student names to be submitted by 13th April 2017.
The team registration form can be found here (Updated 24/03/2017).
Details of the Challenge’s logistics for registered teams will be provided close to the event in May.
Topping previous years’ effort, a great range of great prizes will be on offer again in 2017. The full prize pool is yet to be confirmed but it will include a team trip to DEFCON 2017, one of the world’s largest cyber ‘white hat’ hacking conventions held every year in Las Vegas. Also, for the first time there will be a specific prize for the top performing team of first year students which will be a trip to RUXCON 2017.
For any questions about registration or other administrative questions please feel free to contact the team at CyberChallenge@pmc.gov.au.