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University and TAFE students have until 29 March to enrol in the Cyber Security Challenge Australia 2013 (CySCA2013), which will take place over 24 hours starting at midday on 7 May.
CySCA 2013 is being run by the Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy (DBCDE) in partnership with Telstra and supported by Microsoft.
It is open to undergraduate university and TAFE students who, in teams of four, will demonstrate their cyber security skills in competition against other students from around Australia.
Deputy Secretary at DBCDE, Abul Rizvi said CySCA 2013 followed the success of the 2012 Cyber Defence University Challenge and would test the cyber problem solving skills of teams of Australian undergraduates in a virtual computer network scenario.
“Developing a foundation of skilled ICT workers is essential to making the online activities of Australians more secure and to harnessing the opportunities of the digital age through innovation,” Mr Rizvi said.
“The first prize for CySCA 2013, sponsored by Telstra, is travel and entry to the Black Hat 2013 Conference in Las Vegas, USA.
“Attendance at the conference is much sought after, providing a technical information security forum for trainers and speakers from the corporate, government and research sectors worldwide.”
He said students involved in the inaugural Challenge last year agreed it was a fun and educational event.
“I encourage all ICT undergraduates across Australia to take part in this exciting competition,” he said.
More information is available from this PS News link.
Edition 352, 12 March 2013