Hack Mac

12 October 2017

9:00 am - 9:00 pm

MUSE, 18 Wally's Walk

Macquarie University IT in conjunction with the Optus Macquarie Cyber Security Hub is running student hacking competition Hack Mac 2017 on Thursday 12 October.
Watch as a select group of undergraduate students go head-to-head in an attempt to penetrate the University’s own perimeter defences from a contained external network, competing to win a trip to Aus Cert 2018. Hack Mac 2017 aims to increase awareness of cyber security issues and provides our budding security specialists with rare real-world experience. To make the competition a bit more interesting a number of ‘Honeypots’ are placed around the network as opportunities for additional points.
The event is closely monitored by Jeremy Koster, Macquarie University Information Security Manager and supported by Macquarie University cyber security lectures.

From a tightly controlled environment specifically created for this event, all participants are digitally and physically monitored for the length of the competition and are bound by a strict set of conditions to ensure the security and safety of University data.

The University has extensive protection measures to ensure that staff and student data remains safe. As typical in the industry, the University regularly commissions similar activities to be performed by trusted third parties to test the Universities external defences.

The comp will be held on Level 2 of MUSE from 9am-9pm. Want to find out more? Head to goto.mq/hackmac.

Please note that Macquarie University does not permit hacking or unauthorised access to systems or information. Only contestants competing in the Hack Mac challenge are permitted to partake in the challenge. Contestants are monitored and bound by conditions of entry. Please be aware of the Acceptable Use Policy located on Policy Central.

Hack Mac is being run as part of Stay Smart Online Week (9 – 13 October 2017), the Australian Government’s online safety and security initiative designed to help everyone understand the risks and simple steps we can take to protect personal and financial information online.

Find out more about Stay Smart Online Week at goto.mq/ssoweek, or check out the Macquarie University Campus Facebook page and MQU_IT Twitter for daily hints and tips.


When: Thursday 12 October 2017
Where: MUSE, Building C7A, Level 2, room 204, 18 Wally’s Walk, Macquarie University
Time: 9am – 9pm

For more information, visit the Hack Mac website.



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