Last Friday Tim Copeland, Jackson Epworth, Alex Krive, Finn Le Rossignol and Clay Willie travelled to Melbourne to participate in a training day for the Cyber games which are to be held later this year in November.

Cyber Games, an interactive experience, allows students to compete in teams to be the best defenders against a range of simulated cyber-attacks.  Students used Cisco’s industry standard Cyber Range Platform to simulate real word threat scenarios in an immersive ‘cyber gaming’ environment.

La Trobe University and Quantum Victoria partner with Cisco and Optus to provide this exciting opportunity that gives our students a rare glimpse inside the world of cyber security through an immersive competition designed to nurture the next generation of cyber-defenders – the first of its kind in Australia.

The training day was held at the Quantum Victoria facility—a centre for innovation, promoting science and mathematics education for students, teachers and the wider community. The Cyber Games initiative is part of La Trobe University’s and Quantum Victoria’s commitment to providing secondary school students with the opportunities and skills needed to best set them up for a career in cyber industries.

Cybersecurity is one of the world’s fastest growing employment fields – with a large skills gap.