UQ Cyber Squad (UQCS)

UQ Cyber Squad, or as some like to call us; The UQ Hacking Club. We’re a band of proud Cyber Security enthusiasts who want to solve challenges and learn a thing or two. Plus have a lot of fun along the way!

UQ Cyber Squad is a group of cyber security enthusiasts from various degrees and disciplines who simply want to learn and improve. Since our formation in 2019, our members have competed in capture the flags, crisis management competitions, hackathons, and red vs blue battlegrounds showcasing their expertise against other cyber security teams. Many of our members have become well-known in Australian and International cyber security circles. We aim to provide members with a safe environment for collaboration and networking as well as an opportunity to train and improve their cyber security skills.

No matter the degree or discipline, cyber security is something you always need to keep in mind, especially since we use computers in our everyday lives. Come learn something to give you the edge in your life in the ever growing online and connected world.

What we do:
Social events: bar meetups, pizza nights
CTF Training: Learn problem solving skills for Capture the Flag competitions
CTFs and other Cyber Competitions.
Hang out on our discord! Chat, ask advice, play some games and more! – (Join link: https://discord.com/invite/6TRbC7Y)
Industry talks and meetups.
And MORE!

Join us today and learn needed cyber security skills, while making friendships along the way! ?

FAQs

No. We hold events to cater to all experience levels! All you need is an interest in Cyber Security and some motivation ? . We also have members from various degrees, so whether you’re an Arts Student, BioMed or CompSci, feel free to come along!

Cyber security awareness is important, even if you aren’t super good with the technical details!

These change from year to year, but we primarily focus on teaching general Cyber Security and problem solving skills so that we can participate in regular Cyber Security competitions called Capture the Flags (CTFs for short).
Most CTFs usually focus on the security areas featured in the OWASP Top 10 which can be found here: https://owasp.org/Top10/, we base our training off these.

Keep an eye on our website and discord for the latest information.
We hold weekly meetups/events on Wednesdays at approx. 6pm We are usually in room 78-343.

Category

Faculty (All)

Interests

Education, Skills Development, Networking, Social, CTFs!

Membership Fees

$5

NUMBER OF MEMBERS

138

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