UQ Cyber to host Oceania Regional Qualifiers for the inaugural ICC, a Cyber World Cup

4 April 2022

In partnership with regional and international organisations, the European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA) will host the first-ever International Cybersecurity Challenge (ICC), a Cyber World Cup.

UQ Cyber is proud to be hosting the Oceania Regional Qualifiers as a two-part round.

Registrations for our online qualifier round is now open.

The qualifiers are open to any residents of Australia, New Zealand, or Pacific Island Countries between 18 - 26 years old (as of 14th June 2022) and covers a wide range of technical cybersecurity disciplines.

The Oceania team will be selected at qualifiers over two rounds:

  1. The first round (23rd April 2022) will be an online Capture the Flag challenge. The best 30 participants will qualify for the second round.
  2. The second round (5th-6th May 2022) will be an in-person event hosted at The University of Queensland's St Lucia campus. It will see participants faced with real-life cybersecurity scenarios. The best fifteen participants will be invited to Greece to make up the Oceania delegation to the International Cybersecurity Challenge.
Industry Support

Industry support is needed to help participants successfully participate in the ICC event. Sponsorship is sought to help with participants travel and/ or technology requirements.

Travel Sponsorship: 
The Oceania Delegation led by The University of Queensland Australia is sending a delegation of 18 people (16 participants and 2 staff) to Athens Greece to compete in the ICC at an estimated cost of $2300 each, including airfares and accommodation in Athens.

There is also a travel cost to send participants from across Australia to Brisbane to compete in the national qualifiers, estimated cost for domestic qualifiers is $540 each for airfares. The total travel sponsorship cost is estimated at $49,500.

To help us successfully participate in the ICC event, and help to develop cyber security professionals of the future, we are seeking industry support.

We would welcome discussions on sponsorship and would include sponsors logos/links added on the team/qualifier website and in presentations. For the team being sent to Greece we will be producing custom shirts which can have the sponsor logos printed.

For enquiries, please contact Professor Ryan Ko, Chair & Director - Cyber Security

For further information on the International Cybersecurity Challenge event, please refer to the following original press release from ENISA (dated: 8th February, 2022).