Cyber Academy

In the lead up to the 2018 Cyber Security Challenge Australia (CySCA) held on 22-23 August, ANU is running a series of workshops that are organised by Canberra-based cyber security education company Fifth Domain, to train students in the cyber security skills necessary to effectively take part in the competition.

The Academy will run from 21 May to 22 August in the form of 10 weekly workshops, held in the evening, each on different topics relating to the content of CySCA.

The workshops are held on Tuesday evenings between 6pm-7:30pm. The workshop schedule is as follows:


Corporate network pentest

22 May


Web application pentest

29 May


Detect and Defend

31 July


Network forensics

7 August



14 August



21 August



28 August



4 September


Android Mobile forensics

11 September


Reverse Engineering

18 September


CySCA practice

25 September

The 90 minute workshops will be facilitated by industry experts in their respective fields who will demonstrate their approach to solving the cyber challenges and then provide mentoring in the application of techniques and tools. Canberra-based cyber security company IONIZE have led the way by facilitating the first two workshops on penetration testing. The Cyber Academy will conclude with a 12-hour mock run of CySCA where teams will get a taste of the pressures of the actual event.  

Attendance of the Academy is a requirement to represent ANU at CySCA 2018. At the end of the Academy you will receive a certification accredited by the ANU to acknowledge your training. ANU and CIT can each field four teams of four students, so spaces are limited. Even if you do not intend to compete in CySCA, you may complete the Academy. 


Date & time

6pm 31 Jul 2018
6pm 7 Aug 2018
6pm 14 Aug 2018
6pm 21 Aug 2018
6pm 28 Aug 2018
6pm 4 Sep 2018
6pm 11 Sep 2018
6pm 18 Sep 2018
6pm 25 Sep 2018


Updated:  10 August 2021/Responsible Officer:  Dean, CECS/Page Contact:  CECS Marketing