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CySCA 2018 Results

top 10 teams of the 2018 Australian Cyber Challenge:

  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

Scoreboard

Placement, challenge completion and team information for this years competitors

Scoreboard

CySCA2018 Scoreboard


About the challenge

Australia’s flagship national cyber security challenge wrapped up at 12 noon on 10 October after a record number of Australian tertiary students battled to reverse real-world cyber threats around Australia.

Defending champions at the University of New South Wales were victorious again, taking first and second place, with Monash University coming third. For the first time ever, eight teams competed live onsite at an AISA-sponsored space in the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. Lynn Moore, head of Engagement, Operations and Intelligence at the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) pressed the finish button and praised everyone for their support and enthusiasm for cyber security in the competition’s sixth year.

'This is an event to encourage our young people to really get involved in cyber security. Watching this event from its infancy when it first started in 2012 to now, it’s amazing to see how far we’ve come and the massive increase in student participation.' -Lynn Moore

Thank you to our 2018 corporate partners for working around the clock to bring you the biggest challenge to date, with over 420 competitors from 35 universities and TAFEs across Australia. Watch this space for CySCA2018 In-A-Box to start practicing for 2019!

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Game Day Statistics


Students Write-ups

A number of write-ups submitted by the students on the day, this is a document of their solutions for the challenge.

Student Writeups

Solutions & Write-ups

Challenge Control have put together a write-up document of their solutions for the challenge.


Prizes

1st Prize first prize - University of New South Wales (UNSW1)

  • Flights, 3 nights accommodation, entry to DEFCON 2019, Las Vegas USA, courtesy of HackLabs
  • Tablets or mobile devices for each team member, courtesy of Telstra

2nd Prize second prize - University of New South Wales (UNSW3)

  • Flights, accommodation, tickets to Kiwicon November 2019 Wellington, NZ, courtesy of CommBank
  • Tablets or mobile devices for each team member, courtesy of Telstra

3rd Prize thrid prize - Monash University (MONU1)

  • Flights, accommodation, tickets to BSides Canberra, AU, courtesy of PwC
  • Tablets or mobile devices for each team member, courtesy of Telstra

Highest Scoring Team of All-Female Students - Box Hill Institute (bhi2)

  • 12 week internship for each member of the team, courtesy of BAE Systems

Highest Scoring Team of Vocational Education and Training Students - Canberra Institute of Technology (cit1)

  • Cisco Meraki MX Security Appliance for each team member, courtesy of Cisco

Highest Scoring Team of First Year Students - University of Technology Sydney (3% Paradigm)

  • Surface Go Y/8/128GB for each team member, courtesy of Microsoft

First to Capture Most Difficult Exploitation Challenge (Warmup III) - The Australian National University (kali-kobashi-dragons)

  • Splunk Laptop Messenger Bags for each team member, courtesy of Splunk

First to Complete the Hardest Boss of the SOC (BOTS-13) - RMIT University (Floppy Disk 2077)

  • Splunk Wireless Bose Soundsport Headphones for each team member, courtesy of Splunk

Most Informative Response – Py Online Calculator - Monash University (MONU1)

  • Splunk North Face Jackets for each team member, courtesy of Splunk

Corporate Penetration Test Challenge - RMIT University (rmitu5)

  • 2 hour group session with Telstra Cyber Security Operations and Threat Assessments Team to discuss the industry, real-life experience and career advice (Melbourne phone-in), courtesy of Telstra
  • Tablets or mobile devices for each team member, courtesy of Telstra

Active Defence Test Challenge - Deakin University (DEAKU)

  • 2 hour group session with Telstra Cyber Security Operations and Threat Assessments Team to discuss the industry, real-life experience and career advice (Melbourne phone-in), courtesy of Telstra
  • Tablets or mobile devices for each team member, courtesy of Telstra

Women in Cyber Mentoring Event – 2-Day, Multi-State Event: All Female CySCA Participants courtesy of ACSC, CommBank, Telstra, plus other partners including ANZ and ServiceNow

  • All female CySCA participants are invited to attend a two-day workshop including travel, accommodation and “Meet a Mentor” opportunities, to increase the awareness of the wide range of careers available in cyber security. Mentors and speakers include senior female public, academia and private sector cyber security specialists.

Information Pack

You can download the slides here:

CySCA 2018 Information Pack Slides

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CySCA 2018 In-A-Box

CySCA2018-in-a-Box is a Virtual Machine that contains most of the challenges faced by players during the 2018 Cyber Security Challenge. It allows players to complete challenges in their own time, to learn and develop their cyber security skills. The VM includes a static version of the scoring panel with all challenges, required files and flags.

Setup Information

In-A-Box

FileType: 7z
CySCA 2018 In-a-Box
Download size is # 2.7 GB
SHA1: CB98DC48D3B10DC002C57EE786C4B0978365C396
Version: 1.0

Additional Challenge Files
CySCA 2018 Forensics CySCA 2018 Exploit / Recon

Information