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CySCA 2019 dates confirmed!

CySCA2018 In-a-Box and Solutions are now available!

With the 2019 dates confirmed (8-9th October), it is time to start your preparations for the event. We have made CySCA2018 In-a-Box available for everyone to enjoy, along with some of the solution guides.

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Top 10 teams from CySCA 2018:

  1. Generic placeholder imageThe University of New South Wales (UNSW1) - 3791 points
  2. Generic placeholder imageThe University of New South Wales (unsw3) - 3491 points
  3. Generic placeholder imageMonash University (MONU1) - 3171 points
  4. University of Melbourne (uom2) - 2826 points
  5. The University of New South Wales (UNSW2) - 2682 points
  6. Western Sydney University (SecSession) - 2468 points
  7. RMIT University (Floppy Disk 2077) - 2415 points
  8. Macquarie University (T@st3 0ur P4y!0@d) - 2330 points
  9. RMIT University (rmitu3) - 2301 points
  10. Monash University (monu3) - 2196 points

Announcements : CySCA 2019 dates confirmed and CySCA In-a-Box released!

Australia’s flagship national cyber security challenge will be held on the 8-9th of October.

In preperation for the event, the 2018 In-a-Box version has been made available. This will give you a chance to play some of the challenges from CySCA 2018 and get a headstart on 2019!

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A number of write-ups submitted by the students for CySCA 2018 have been selected and combined into a students solution guide. These solutions were provided in-game during the event. Student Writeups

Along with the student solution guides, CySCA Excon has put together a set of document of their solutions for some of the challenges.

If you would like to know more about CySCA 2018 continue reading...

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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 & eligibility : What's required?

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, studying full-time at an Australian institution.

The Australian Government and CySCA partners are committed to encouraging First Year Students to experience real-world cyber security challenges, and encourage Institutions to register First Year Student teams, in addition to more experienced student teams. There’s even a prize for the 1st First Year Team to compete in CySCA 2018.

We are also committed to ensuring gender diversity in the cyber security workforce of the future. As such, we are again offering female competitors the opportunity to participate in our Women in Cyber Mentoring Events #womenincyber.

Team Coordinators are encouraged to identify women who may not necessarily take the opportunity to compete in CySCA and create the opportunity for them. A strong cyber security workforce must have an equitable representation of the community that it supports. 2017 saw only 12% female representation – lets aim for 50/50 in 2018!

Exceptions to the full-time requirements:

  • A student is studying part-time due to disability and can provide the appropriate documentation from their institution; or
  • A student is studying part-time as they are in their final semester and do not have sufficient remaining units to constitute full-time study.

Team Coordinators are responsible for submitting their Universities/TAFEs Expression of Interest, and Team and Student information:

  • 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 are not a registered student in CySCA 2018. No substitutes are permitted.
  • If you do not agree to the Terms and Conditions outlined for "Institutions", "Team Coordinators" and "Students" upon registration, and again prior to accessing the game environment.
  • If incomplete or Incorrect personal information required for registration is given.
  • If you do not consent to CySCA organisers using or disclosing your information for any of the purposes identified in the Privacy Statement.
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