ASD’s Cyber Security and Robotics Work Experience

In July, ASD hosted 32 students from Years 10-12, as part of our Cyber Security and Robotics Work Experience program. Students participated in a range of challenges that developed their skills in programming, analysis, digital forensics, web application security, cryptography and robotics.

The week-long program challenged students through various scenarios, such as identifying cyber intrusions on a computer system and constructing Arduino electrical circuits. The scenarios are designed to engage and immerse students in the world of cyber security. ASD aims to ignite a passion in students for cyber security and STEM-related fields, encouraging them to pursue further studies in these areas. Over the week-long program, students were given a taste of the many different types of careers they could have in cyber security and at ASD.

Students were mentored throughout the program by experienced and highly specialised ASD employees. They had the opportunity to learn about modern encryption techniques, how to monitor network traffic, how to conduct forensic examinations of hard drives, and much more. The program also focuses on developing core STEM skills like critical thinking, creativity, collaboration and problem solving.

ASD has a range of career opportunities in roles such as cyber security analysts, offensive cyber operators, information security technologists, data scientists and software engineers. ASD seeks diverse and clever people with a rare mix of specialist skills, adaptability and imagination. If you or someone you know would like to take part in the program, applications for the Cyber Security and Robotics Work Experience program in September 2022 close on Sunday 7 August.

Student programming at the workshop
Student soldering electrical components


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