What is CySCA?
CySCA is Australia’s only national cyber security competition. It’s designed to excite, inspire, attract and help Australia’s talented people to become our next generation of cybersecurity professionals.
Organised and conducted by the Australian Government, Telstra and Australian universities, CySCA is committed to working with industry and the community to address common cyber issues.
CySCA 2013 is Australia’s second national cyber security competition. For information on our inaugural competition, see the 2012 Cyber Challenge
As Australians conduct more of their social, consumer and business activities online, there is a corresponding increase in the demand for ICT professionals to manage the digital environment. The Government is committed to collaborating with education and industry sectors to help boost Australia's information and communications technology (ICT) skills base and equip Australia’s workforce with the skills necessary to thrive in a digital economy. The Government recognises that developing and sustaining an appropriately skilled ICT workforce will ensure Australia’s future prosperity, security and social wellbeing.
CySCA aims to:
- help build the profile of ICT cyber security and encourage Australians to gain skills in this area; and
- highlight career opportunities to encourage the development of graduates in ICT fields.
CySCA is conducted as a partnership between the Australian Government and Telstra. Australian Government departments involved in the Challenge include the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, the Department of Defence, The Attorney-General’s Department and the Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy.