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Announcing the next Cyber Security Challenge Australia – 10 May 2017


Since the last Cyber Security Challenge in 2015, the Australian Government has launched its Cyber Security Strategy. The strategy has a major focus on strong cyber defences along with growth and innovation in the sector.

In order to better align the Challenge with some of the initiatives in the Strategy, the next Cyber Security Challenge Australia will be held from midday May 10th 2017 through to midday May 11th 2017. The 2017 Challenge is planned to be better than ever and we look forward to announcing more details later this month. For questions in the meantime please contact the team at

Topping previous years’ effort, a great range of great prizes will be on offer again in 2017. Keep watching this space.

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 and eligibility

Rules and eligibility

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.

All teams must be registered by a university/TAFE staff/faculty academic representative.

  • 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 do not consent to CySCA organisers using or disclosing your information for any of the purposes identified in the Privacy Statement TBA
  • unless the personal information required for registration is given.

Full Terms and conditions are TBA


A few pointers to get you ready!

2013 Cyber Challenge

Results & Solution

2014 Cyber Challenge

Results, In-A-Box, Solution & Roadshow

2015 Cyber Challenge

Results & Solution

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