National Application Security Hackathon 2019

This year’s challenge utilises an intentionally vulnerable applications, InstaFriends – a social media website. The challenge comprises a real website with simulated traffic, technologies and vulnerabilities that represent actual application behaviours.



The 2019 Application Security Hackathon is a capture-the-flag competition for Australian information security professionals, code developers and university students. Individuals or teams of up to 4 players will gather in venues in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane or play remotely.

The challenges cater to a range of abilities and each challenge (ranging from SQL injection to advanced cryptanalysis and cipher cracking) has a point value based on complexity. But importantly, the featured vulnerabilities have been carefully chosen to simulate the vulnerabilities that are all too commonly found in commercial applications today.

Friday 15 November 2019

Start time: 8:30am for Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra and 7:30am for Brisbane
Finish time: 5:00pm for Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra and 4:00pm for Brisbane

Venue name and address:
Held at the following Clifton Venues:
Sydney: 60 Margaret St, Sydney NSW 2000
Melbourne: 1/440 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000
Canberra: 2/10 Moore St, Canberra ACT 2601
Brisbane: 3/288 Edward St, Brisbane City QLD 4000

Recommended retail price: $150
AISA member price: $120
AISA member discount code/details: Please use this code for 20% Discount: AISA-TICKETS

Limited places available so register early.

Full details and registration: 

11/15/2019 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
All States