The 2019 Cyber Challenge has kicked off this week, run by the University of Waikato's CROW Lab.
Established in 2012, CROW is a research group located in the Department of Computer Science at The University of Waikato. The new Head of the CROW Lab is Dr Vimal Kumar.
"Everything connected these days, from cars, drones and home security to appliances like fridges, smart lights and toothbrushes," says Kumar.
"This year's challenge is to hack into some of those devices. Competitors get to rub shoulders with other hackers, solve cyber puzzles, make teams and defend their servers against a Red Team."