Cyber security challenges are a fun way for learners to develop and test their practical skills. Through immersion in real-world scenarios, participants gain practical experience of what it is like to operate as a cyber security practitioner in the workplace.
Challenges are a great way to develop and practice a range of valuable skills including:
- Technical cyber security and network defence abilities
- Teamwork and professional communication skills
- Research and planning methodologies
- Critical thinking and risk management techniques
- Creative thinking, curiosity and resourcefulness
- Adaptability and change management
- Troubleshooting and remaining calm under pressure
We partner with a range of organisations to support and deliver cyber security challenges and competitions for different ages and abilities, including:
- Cyber Security Challenge Australia (CySCA) - a 'hacking' challenge for tertiary students.
- CyberTaipan - a defence challenge for young people between 12 and 18 years of age.
- CyberCamp - an immersive experience for young people using software that will teach important skills in cyber security.
- ACA Cyber Challenges - provide teachers and students with classroom-ready activities that will develop cyber security skills and raise cyber security careers awareness through relatable role models. The Challenges teach computational thinking and deliver the Australian Curriculum: Digital Technologies.
- https://capture.tf/ WACTF - An all ages grass roots capture the flag competition run by Perth's cyber security community.