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Cyber Taipan Cyber Camp comes to Perth

Monday, 11 November 2019


Cyber Taipan is a week-long cyber security camp sponsored by Northrop Grumman and supported by AustCyber and ECU’s Centre of Cyber Security Excellence. The camp introduces high school students to cyber security and various programs.

60 students registered for the cyber camp with a third of attendees being female. The Cyber Taipan camp ran during the day for a week during the September/October school holidays. The day started off with mini lectures from ECU's Cyber Security academic staff then ECU Ambassadors presented the program. It was then interspersed with industry supporters volunteering their expertise and career advice. The extra information that they provided to the students included current threats and responses, where to find career information and what they should do to find out more about cyber security and their own safety.

Over the week, participants were introduced to Virtual Machines, Cyber Ethics, Windows 10 and Ubuntu 16 and the week ended with Cyber Patriot CTF. They worked through the theory and completed the practice examples each day. 45 people completed the final challenge which saw the Cyber Taipan winners being an all-girl team who showed strength all the way through. Everyone was delighted with their efforts and smiles were had all round. Many of them have now signed up for the BIG event WA_CTF in November/December.


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