UNSW students win cyber challenge

UNSW News Room   12 April 2012

A team of undergraduates from the University of New South Wales has won Australia’s inaugural Cyber Defence University Challenge.  The 24-hour competition was an endurance event in computer hacking, where 15 teams from universities across Australia were required to identify IT vulnerabilities in a fictitious business.  The teams were given access to a fake company’s website, and were required to search for vulnerabilities in the web applications that might allow them to embed foreign code or extract information from their website’s database and server.    The team from UNSW will now travel to a Black Hat security conference inLas Vegas in July 2012, paid for by partner organiser Telstra.

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