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PecanCTF 2020

ECU cyber security students have designed a series of cyber challenges for high school student’s year 10 and above. The CTF originated from a discussion with Dr Michelle Ellis, ECU students, ASD Canberra and the WACTF team. Overall, we wanted to engage more high school students, especially girls, with cyber security. Each year WACTF runs here in Perth mostly for industry people with a few high school students competing. We all wanted something that would teach high school students the art of CTF and engage them with industry. This also works very well for ECU students who are challenged with developing suitable Steganography, Cryptography, Web and Software Exploitation, Reverse Engineering and Digital Forensics challenges.

PeCan started out as Perth vs Canberra CTF with 10 school teams of 4 based here at ECU and 10 teams of 4 based at ANU Canberra under the watch of ASD mentors. This year we have grown with more local and interstate teams competing. It is now PecanCTF2020 open to Canberra, Victoria, Tasmania and Queensland.

This year, ECU’s Institute for Securing Digital Futures is a key sponsor – with Raspberry Pi’s as prizes for the winning team in each division. Other sponsors include WA’s AustCyber Innovation Hub, Australia’s Signals Directorate, Asterisk (CyberCX) and Hivint/Trustwave.

The competition will be held at ECU’s School of Science: Computing and Security building Level 2 with online participants joining us via Zoom.

Date: 10th and 11th October

Location: ECU School of Science - building 18 Level 2

Online Participants: via Zoom

Practice session for instructors 24th September via Zoom

Local high school teams can register via try booking link https://www.trybooking.com/BKVKX

Online and interstate teams can register https://www.trybooking.com/BKYWV

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