In 2017, the Student Challenge will take place in Washington, DC, Geneva, Switzerland, Sydney, Australia in September, New York City in November, and London in early 2018.
A team from the La Trobe University had participated in the competition which took place in Sydney. This was the first event of its kind in the Indo-Pacific region by responding to a major cyber-attack of national and international importance.
The team consist of Tharindu Bandaragoda, Madhura Jayaratne and Rashmika Nawaratne from the Research Centre for Data Analytics and Cognition and Abebe Diro, a Ph.D. candidate in cybersecurity. The team was sponsored Optus and mentored by Kevin Thomson, Specialist Security Consultant at Optus Business.