Cyber Security Challenge Australia (CySCA) 2014 is the next in the series of national cyber security competitions for university/TAFE graduates across Australia — following the success of the CySCA 2013 and the Cyber Defence University Challenge:
- The CySCA 2014 Challenge will commence at 12 noon on Wednesday 7th May 2014 and run for 24 hours.
- Entry to CySCA is free but you can only register through your university/TAFE.
- A Road Show to publicise CySCA 2014 will be conducted in early March 2014.
- The cut-off date for universities/TAFEs to register their interest in fielding teams is 31st March 2014.
- Universities/TAFEs can register their interest in fielding teams in CySCA 2014 by emailing the CyberChallenge@pmc.gov.au. Individual applications will not be considered.
1st Prize — 2014 Black Hat Security Conference
Courtesy of Telstra, the winning team will win a trip for its members to attend the 2014 Black Hat Conference, 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.
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 2014 is Australia's third national cyber security competition.
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.