Welcome to Monsec

February 1, 2018
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Introduction

Welcome to MonSec, a student run club at Monash University dedicated to the teachings of practical cyber security skills

#include <stdio.h>
int main()
{
   // printf() displays the string inside quotation
   printf("%s", "Welcome to MonSec!");
   return 0;
}

Established in 2014, we run weekly workshops (times and locaitons can be found in our invite-only slack channel) focused around a single topic, involving both a presentation and practical workshop or friendly challenge to test our attendees. Our aim is to introduce students to new and interesting career opportunities, and give them not only the skills to pursue them, but the passion and interest to want to do so.

The year ahead

We have some exciting ideas for content and material we hope to present this year, due to be announced shortly.

CySCA

CySCA is a ‘hacking’ competition run by an alliance of Australian Government, business and academic professionals who are committed to finding the next generation of Australian cyber security talent – including you!

Starting in 2012, CySCA will show you what it’s like to work in cyber security and will get your name in front of some of Australia’s most dynamic employers.

CySCA is Australia’s only national cyber security competition. It runs over 24-hours and will test both your technical skills and communication know-how. It’s not easy, but it’s heaps of fun, and the opportunities you get from participating are fantastic.

- CySCA website: https://www.cyberchallenge.com.au/

Every year, Monash enters 4 teams of 4 students into CySCA, and every year we have performed better than the last. In 2017, Monash teams ranked 2nd, 5th, 9th and 33rd, a phenomenal effort by all involved.

The majority of our workshops held prior to CyCSA are designed to give you skills and knowledge most relevant to the competition, to best give you the opportunity to do well when competing.

Victorian Cyber Security Group (VCSG)

The Victorian Cyber Security Group (VCSG) is an upcoming initiative by Monash, Deakin and Melbourne University students that aims to provide a collaborative environment for passionate cyber security students to share their knowledge with the goal of “raising the bar” of the skills within the community. More details will be announced soon…