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Computer Security Competition!

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Computer Security Competition!
by Kevin Maciunas - Tuesday, 27 August 2013, 8:12 AM

Students are invited to participate in an online computer security competition organized by the University of New South Wales, sponsored by Securus Global and Ruxcon. Participants will solve problems to gain points and win prizes. The competition is open to university, TAFE and high school students. Registration is open now at .

The competition will run continuously for 24 hours, starting at 10 am (Sydney time), Saturday the 28th of September, 2013. The competition is run online which means teams can compete from any location.

Similar to the government sponsored CySCA competition earlier this year, challenges involve reverse engineering of programs and protocols, exploiting vulnerabilities in desktop and web applications, and elevating privileges on computer systems.

The challenges are aimed at students of all levels with an interest in computer security and problem solving.

Entry into the competition is free and is done in teams of up to four members. There is no limit to how many teams originate from one institution. The competition takes place in a controlled environment with intentionally vulnerable applications.

Prizes include
#1 - $1000 cash, as well as tickets to attend the Ruxcon security conference in Melbourne.
#2 - $500 cash
#3 - $250 cash
special prizes will also be awarded to the highest scoring high school team (TBA).

Registration is open now at . Teams share one account. An university, school, or TAFE issued email address is required to register. Identity verification will be required only for teams who are set to receive prizes. If you have problems registering, please contact Registration closes on Saturday, September 21st (one week before the competition begins). Registrants will receive email updates with rules, instructions, and prize information closer to the starting date.

Prizes sponsored by Securus Global: , and Ruxcon: