When the war is over

3 days, 14 agencies and over 100,000 pieces of Lego.

For the third year, the Cyber War Games (the Games) brought together cyber security professionals from a range of industries.
The Hon Stuart Robert MP launched the week long festivities, which began with 30 students from Canberra schools visiting the department’s cyber facilities to learn the fundamentals of cyber security and get involved in the early stages of the Games.

With the stage set and last minute testing getting the thumbs up, it was show time and participating teams set up their battle stations to defend Shell Cove — a Lego city which has its own automated infrastructure and includes services such as transport, power and telecommunication.

Adjudicators were on hand to rate the intricacies of the competition—not just who got the job done first or best, but how the team worked together, how they pooled their knowledge and how they embraced cross-agency collaboration.

The winning team was made up of players from:

  • Ausgrid
  • IAG
  • Transgrid
  • Vodafone
  • Woodside
  • Defence, and
  • Department of Home Affairs.

You can watch a wrap up of the games here:

Cyber War Games 2019: Operation Tsunami