Craig Davies, the CEO of the Australian Cyber Security Network, said recently the demand for skills in the sector is outpacing anyone’s ability to produce skilled candidates.
The QUT Hacking and Technology Society (the “QUT White Hats”) believes that students should be able to learn and practice security in their first years of university – regardless of their discipline – because cyber security is becoming an increasingly large threat to every industry.
By upskilling more of our fellow students,
we will make Australia safer.
The purpose of the club is to train students to become ethical security experts so they can help fill the extremely large gap in the cyber security job market.
If everything about computers interests you, but your study plan only takes you so far, the Society just might be for you. In a very informal setting, we bounce around IT concepts, dissect system management and security fundamentals, and hear from experts with real-world knowledge in this evolving and challenging field. Students – of any level of technical knowledge or background – will discover something worthwhile in our practical, hands-on workshops.
We invite leading industry specialists to share their insights about working in their dream jobs.
Each year we take on the Cyber Security Challenge Australia (CySCA). Inside 24 hours, teams try to capture flags through multiple challenges such as corporate network pen-tests, web-application pen-tests, detecting and defending exploitation, and so much more.CySCA
The QUT White Hats aspire to create a space where students can refine their technical skills to allow them to consistently rank in the top 10 for local CTF competitions. Thereby grabbing the attention of potential employers.
We aim to create a laboratory where new thinking about security issues and trends are canvassed, and ethical responses to real-world cyber-attacks can be workshopped. If you have felt hindered in your attempts to get practical help with your classwork in this specialised field of computer science, come talk to us.
Membership of the Society opens a door for like-minded students to meet, share some camaraderie and to stretch their technical know-how in a world-class, state-of-the-art, learning environment.