UNSW have claimed four of the top five places in this year’s Cyber Security Challenge.

CySCA is Australia’s only national cyber security competition. It’s designed to excite, inspire, attract and help Australia’s talented people to become our next generation of cybersecurity professionals.

Organised and conducted by the Australian Government, Telstra and Australian universities, CySCA is committed to working with industry and the community to address common cyber issues.

At CySCA 2014, teams had to assess the security threat of a fictitious online company and were awarded points for penetration testing; android testing; coding challenges, and their ability to analyse problems and develop mitigation strategies.

Cyber security is a priority specially after the recent launch of the Australian Centre for Cyber Security based at UNSW Canberra.

The winning team of John Cramb, Evgeny Martynov, Oliver Chang, and Benjamin John Faull will now travel to the Black Hat Security Conference held in Las Vegas in August as guests of challenge sponsors Telstra.

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