ASD Cyber Security and Robotics Work Experience

ASD Cyber Security and Robotics Work Experience

Australian Signals Directorate


Australian Capital Territory


IT & Communication


Work Experience - High School


17 August 2020

The Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) is the national authority for information security and through its Work Experience Program offers students from Years 11-12 an opportunity to extend their knowledge and skills in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), with a focus on information/cyber security.

High achieving Year 10 Students with a strong interest in this field are also encouraged to apply and may be considered for a placement.

The ASD Work Experience Program offers a number of challenges designed to increase STEM knowledge and understanding, such as:

  • python programming
  • identifying security intrusions on a computer system
  • identifying email compromises
  • monitoring network traffic to detect exploits
  • conducting forensic examinations of hard drives
  • exploiting web application vulnerabilities
  • learning modern encryption methods and how they are used to protect data
  • performing geospatial analysis and utilising geospatial tools for imagery analysis
  • engineering hardware and software solutions for security problems
  • robotics programming using Arduino
  • constructing electrical circuits

Interstate students are encouraged to apply – financial assistance may be available.

The placement will run from 28 September – 02 October 2020.

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