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Chitra Javali and Girish Revadigar have won the "Best Project Demonstration Award" at PerCom 2016

Congratulations to Chitra Javali and Girish Revadigar, PhD students under the supervision of Prof. Sanjay Jha, for winning the "Best Project Demonstration Award" for presenting their novel solution titled "Location Fingerprint Evidence and Authorisation Using WiFi Channel Characteristics" at PerCom 2016, an A* ranked top tier conference which was held at Sydney during 14-18 March 2016.

UNSW team wins Cyber Security Challenge

ITNews

25 February 2016

"UNSW team wins Cyber Security Challenge"

Note: Although the competition was in September last year, the Minister for Education formally awarded the competition winners yesterday, hence the media reports today.

"The University of New South Wales has dominated the federal government's Cyber Security Challenge for the third year in a row, with its teams beating out a record number of students to be awarded the top four places in the competition.

Coming in first place, with 2499 points, was the University of New South Wales team of Niel van der Westhuizen, George Caley, Adam Chyb and Genevieve Anne Carter.

The runners-up on 2181 points were Alyssa Besseling, Donny Yang, Oliver Tan and Glen Carmichael; while the team of Daniel Phillips, Nicholas Laver, Nicholas Whyte and Sean Yeoh came third with a score of 2070.

The highest-ranked team not from UNSW came from Monash University, which claimed fifth spot on 1647 points.

Each of the top three teams picked up four flights to Ruxcon and Kiwicon, with the winning team also picking up tickets to Defcon 2016, four Samsung Gear VR with Oculus headsets and four Samsung Galaxy S6 phones."

http://www.itnews.com.au/news/unsw-team-wins-cyber-security-challenge-415599

 

 

Sophisticated hacking system may be behind hoax threats received by Australian schools

The Guardian
3rd February 2016
"Sophisticated hacking system may be behind hoax threats received by Australian schools"
 
Professor Sanjay Jha, the director of cybersecurity and privacy at the University of NSW, said that the perpetrators could prove difficult for police to track down. 
 

PM talks up cyber security in Japan

news.com.au
December 18, 2015
"PM talks up Australia in Japan:

Mr Turnbull also announced a joint research program into cyber security and hydrogen energy between the University of NSW and Kyushu University.

Read more at http://www.9news.com.au/national/2015/12/18/03/35/turnbull-to-talk-innovation-in-japan#sVpUr9O4gxHkG4jy.99

 

CBA, UNSW team up to train cyber security experts

The Australian
8 December 2015
"CBA, UNSW team up to train cyber security experts

Last week’s hack of the Bureau of Meteorology’s supercomputer is the latest publicised example of a cybercrime problem estimated to cost Australia $1 billion a year. UNSW cybercrime expert Richard Buckland said the threat was snowballing as the burgeoning network of connected organisations relied on computer managers with diminishing skills. You can find more information in the following links:

http://www.zdnet.com/article/commbank-unsw-to-address-cyber-security-skill-shortage-with-1-6m-initiative/

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/cba-unsw-team-up-to-train-cyber-security-experts/news-story/fe525797296f5e26e216ad0a8476961e

 

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