18/09/2019

South Australian high school students now have an incredible range of free, real-world cyber challenges to try out thanks to the Schools Cyber Security Challenges program.

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Officially launched today, the program aims to give high school teachers the resources to support cyber security education, and to highlight career pathways for students.

Developed in partnership with industry leaders, the Australian Computing Academy (ACA) at the University of Sydney has designed Challenges that are ready for teachers to use and curriculum-aligned. Challenges focus on topics like personal information security and data sharing, cryptography and network security. Challenges are delivered on demand.

The launch event included a workshop for teachers with a panel of experts from the Commonwealth Bank, and Westpac Bank, alongside Owen Pierce, National Workforce Program Director of AustCyber, and South Australian Government Chief Information Security Officer, David Goodman.

Teachers can still attend the national roadshow and professional workshops and are encouraged to contact the ACA to register their interest.