A few weeks ago I was invited to Cysec by a friend that is studying at Adelaide University. Cysec is a new initiative by some Adelaide Uni graduates to boost the skill set of the students at the university and encourage entry to events in computer security and science.

I’ve always been interested in computer security but never really knew where or how to start. I’d heard of sites like Hack This Site and VulnHub I’d visited them and quickly turned away, not for any other reason except that I just couldn’t be bothered at that time. Cysec seemed like a good chance for me to learn something about computer science and security surrounded by a bunch of smart people with experience.