Cyber security challenge winners

Cyber Security challenge winners

Congratulations to our Defence Industry Cyber Security Challenge Winners

First of all, a BIG thank you to everyone who registered for the Challenge – we are very appreciative of your support and you’ve helped make the event so successful, we are determined to run an even bigger Challenge next year.
So, let us introduce you to the four winners.

Mother of two from Melbourne, Tracy Tam (second from right) was by far the Highest Performing Female and the former Solutions Architect now running her own pastry business, takes home the latest Macbook Pro 13”/256Gb SSD/Gb RAM and mentoring opportunities by some of Australia’s leading Cyber Security experts.

The winner of the Threatmetrix Account Takeover Challenge is Naval Engineer from Sydney, John Wilbraham (third from right), who is keenly interested in Cyber Security. His prize is a 3-day hardware hacking workshop to be held at the Nova Systems office in Canberra as well as attendance at the 3-day Australian Cyber Security Centre Conference in 2018 (including airfares and accommodation).

Winner of the Dtex Systems Insider Threat Challenge is South Australian, Bradley Lang (third from left), who has just graduated from Flinders Uni with a Bachelor IT – Networks & Cyber Security Systems.

His prize is a 5-day cyber security fundamentals workshop and mentoring to be held at the Nova Systems office in Canberra (including airfares and accommodation) as well as attendance at SINET61 which was held as part of our Cyber Week in Sydney on Sept 26 & 27.

And our fourth winner – the Under Graduate Prize – is South Australian Clinton Page (far right) who is in his final year (hons) Computer Systems at Adelaide Uni. He wins a custom-built paid internship with Boeing Defence Australia to further develop his technical skills, tailored to align with his career goals.

All of these prizes are only possible thanks to the generosity of our key sponsors, Boeing Defence Australia, Saab Australia and Nova Systems who are as keen as we are to identify talented people who have a strong interest in a cyber security career.

AustCyber – that’s our new name in place of the very wordy “Australian Cyber Security Growth Network” –  is a not for profit industry-led organisation funded by the Federal Government to help grow Australia’s cyber security ecosystem.

An important part of that mandate is running or supporting Challenges designed to identify people who have the talent or skills aligned with developing a career in cyber security.

That means you don’t have to “win” our challenges to seek a cyber career – by registering for the Challenge you have told us that you’re interested in Cyber Security and we encourage you to chase that career if that’s where you see yourself in the near future.

Thank you again for your support and we’ll let you know of any other Challenges we have in the pipe-line.