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CyberTaipan is a cyber security competition for teams between 12-18 years. Teams are responsible for managing the network of a small company over a six‑hour period, finding vulnerabilities, hardening the system, and maintaining critical services.

CyberTaipan is modelled on the US Air Force Association's CyberPatriot program and presented by Northrop Grumman in partnership with CSIRO Digital Careers.

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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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