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CyberTaipan is an Australian youth cyber security competition that is modelled on the US Air Force Association's CyberPatriot program. Teams of students aged 12-18 years compete in a series of online qualifying rounds, challenging them to learn about networking, cyber defence and cyber security. The top 10 scoring teams competed in the CyberTaipan National Final on 24 October 2020. 

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Narrator: Interested in Cyber Defence puzzles and codebreaking?

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CyberTaipan is an Australian Youth Cyber Defence Competition for teams of students between 12 and 18 years. 

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Manage the network of a small company. Find cyber security vulnerabilities. Receive points for hardening the system and maintain critical services.

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