Cyber skills program launches in Australian schools

The Australian Computing Academy (ACA) has announced the launch of the Cyber Security Challenge, a USD 1.35 million program to teach cyber security to year 7-10 students in Australia. The program, which will be taught in conjunction with the compulsory Digital Technologies Curriculum, brings real-life cyber security experience and expertise into four uniquely-designed and interactive challenges. The program also aims to close the growing gap in cyber security awareness and skills amongst Australian students as well as help address the cyber security skills shortage in the country. The program is the first cross-industry coalition of its kind in Australia, with the ACA spearheading a unique collaborative effort with Australian Cyber Security Growth Network (AustCyber), ANZ, Commonwealth Bank (CBA), National Australia Bank (NAB), Westpac and BT (British Telecom).