What are the cyber security challenges?
The Cyber Security Challenges are made up of a range of activities involving investigation, deduction and programming. They’re each designed to help develop security-conscious students. Students who are well equipped with cyber security skills in their personal lives can operate safely online. The Challenges cover a variety of topics including information security, data sharing and cryptography
The Challenges are aligned to the Australian Digital Technologies Curriculum and have been developed by industry experts – including members of NAB’s Group Security team.
Addressing an industry skill shortage
The secondary aim of the Challenges is to create a new talent pipeline for the future workforce by filling a current skill shortage identified in the industry. According to AustCyber’s Cyber Security Sector Competitiveness Plan, Australia will need another 16,600 cyber security specialists by 2026.
To this end, the Challenges contain career videos to show students what working in security can look like. They also show the variety of paths people have taken to working in the industry.
NAB’s Chief Security Officer Sandro Bucchianeri says, “The Cyber Challenges give secondary students the opportunity to experience the interesting and challenging field of cyber security at a time when we know they are starting to consider their chosen career paths. This partnership will help the cyber security industry to attract young people to what is a rewarding and growing field, where they can have a real impact on people’s lives by keeping them safe online.”
How can you help?
We’re asking students, parents, teachers and the community to help promote Cyber Security Challenges across Australia. Talk to your local secondary school to encourage them to add the Challenges into the curriculum.
Visit the Australian Computing Academy, opens in new window website to check out the Challenges and learn more.
How we can help
If you’re a NAB customer and you believe your business or personal accounts have been impacted by fraud or a scam, we’re here to help. Explore the immediate steps you can take to protect yourself and discover when you should get in touch with us to make a report.
IDCARE is Australia and New Zealand's not-for-profit counselling and support service set up to assist Australians impacted by identity theft and cyber-related crimes.
IDCARE can assist NAB customers to navigate through the process when identity details or credentials have been compromised through fraud or scams. IDCARE is a free service for all Australians.
Australian Government | Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC)
The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) brings cyber security capabilities from across the Australian Government together in a single location. It’s the hub for private and public sector collaboration and information sharing to combat cyber security threats. ACSC provides topical, relevant and timely information on how home internet users and small businesses can protect themselves from, and reduce the risk of, cyber security threats such as software vulnerabilities, online scams, malicious activities and risky online behaviours.
Australian Government | ReportCyber
ReportCyber is a secure reporting and referral service for cybercrime and online incidents which may be in breach of Australian law. The ReportCyber website provides a cybercrime reporting mechanism as well as helpful information about cybercrime.
Australian Competition and Consumer Commission | Scamwatch
Scamwatch provides information to consumers and small businesses about how to recognise, avoid and report scams using publications, videos and other online resources.
Australian Government | Office of the eSafety Commissioner
The Office of the eSafety Commissioner provides online safety education for Australian children and young people, a complaints service for young Australians who experience serious cyberbullying, and address illegal online content.
Australian Government | Attorney-General’s Department
The Attorney-General’s Department website provides helpful information and resources about your rights and protections in regards to identity security, freedom of information and cyber security. The Department has developed a range of resources to assist people protect their identity and recover from the effects of identity crime.
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