The New Student Social 2020

Thanks to everyone who came down to CASSA’s 2020 New Student Social on the 6th March. The event was a success with a large attendance, plenty of food, drinks and fun!

Check out some of the photos below:

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CASSA Helpdesk Renovation

The CASSA Helpdesk has long been known as the heart and soul of ECU Joondalup’s Building 18. A place of high intellectual conversation, where students can come to receive help or guidance, inquire about lost property, play some classic console games, or purchase the cheapest cans of soft drink on campus.

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However, despite the important role the Helpdesk played and continues to play to students studying the computer or security sciences at ECU, the desk itself was incomplete. The front of the desk remained bare, with minimal decoration. As one of the first sights students would see upon visiting level 2, it held so much potential, yet part of that potential was going wasted…
Until this year.

Thanks to Matt, the CASSA President, along with the support of the executive committee, a design for the front of the desk was planned. The work began during 2019/2020 break, and finally – in the final weeks of the break, the front of the desk was given a fresh new look.

The new CASSA desk

With this renovation, the CASSA Helpdesk takes a giant leap forward in engaging students. It’s design matches the building 18 aesthetic whilst also representing our commitment to improving the on-campus experience for our students.

But this isn’t the end – the committee intends to keep developing the space, so watch out for future developments!

New Student Social 2020

Our new student social is aimed at introducing new students to CASSA and members of faculty in a relaxed environment. We will also be hosting members from industry such that students are provided with the oppurtunity of networking. Free food and drink will be available.
Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/cassa-start-of-semester-social-tickets-96044986139

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Discord Update

cassaIn the past month, the CASSA Discord server has been closed down in favor of a partnership with the ECU Computing Students Discord server.

CASSA now has several channels on this Discord for use in keeping students informed with current and future events.

Click here to join the ECS Discord server.
Please note that by joining the server you agree to abide by the server rules.

Study Fridays

CASSA Study Fridays

New Student Social

Our new student social is aimed at introducing new students to CASSA and members of faculty in a relaxed environment. Free food and drink will be available. However places are limited so be sure to register your free tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/new-student-social-tickets-43226322093

Where: Building 18, Room 211
When: 4:30pm – 6:30pm, 13th of March

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CASSA Study Fridays

CASSA 2018 AGM

ECU’s Computer and Security Student Association annual general meeting is this week and we would love for as many members as possible to join, voice their opinions and vote on the executive committee for 2018.

2PM, 8th of Feburary 2018
ECU Joondalup Campus, Building 18.211

Catering is being provided so please come, enjoy the food, hear about your club and have a say for who you want representing you.

On the agenda:
presidential report for 2017
Club elections(in order)
–President
–Vice-President
–Treasurer
–Secretary
–Head of social
proposed events schedule discussion.
ECU Open day plans.

Free Movie and TV streaming for ECU students.

Did you know that as an ECU student you can steam some movies and TV shows for free.

The Following services are available. You will need to sign in with your ECU credentials.

Kanopy (Access Link)

Kanopy provides access on-demand to over 600 streaming videos in a range of subject areas including feature films, documentaries and training videos. The Kanopy player will work on most PCs and requires Flash, which most computers already have installed. Videos can also be played on all iPads, iPhones and other mobile devices. Kanopy’s clip-making and playlist tool allows users to create clips of relevant sections of videos and playlists to share. Kanopy can be used for educational programming via a customised streaming website with titles streamed directly to any computer, iPad or other media device.

Informit EduTV (Access Link)

Informit EduTV is an online TV streaming resource for Australian tertiary institutions. Informit EduTV makes it easy for lecturers and students to find and instantly watch relevant television content. 10,000 programs including documentaries, drama and series complemented with study guides and articles are accessible via computer, tablet or smartphone. Informit EduTV is an invaluable contemporary resource for teaching and learning. Archive of programs from 2006 with up to 80 new programs added weekly.

Informit TVNews (Access Link)

TVNews is an index of television news and current affairs stories from the Australian free-to-air networks providing access to video content to ABC, ABC2, SBS, TEN, 9 and 7. Programs covered include 7.30, ABC News, Australian Story, Behind the News, Catalyst, Compass, Dateline, Four Corners, Inside Business, Insight, Media Watch, Message Stick and World News Australia. The database is updated daily and has 362903 records from September 2007 – present.

The Library’s guide to Streaming Video & Audio Collections may be useful for further details on how to use these services.

If you require further help with video and TV streaming services, please contact the ECU Library.

Note: CASSA has no relationship commercial or otherwise with any of these services. Nor do we have any oversight, input or control over accessibility or content selection available. This post is merely to inform students that these services are available.

WACTF!

WACTF is a Capture The Flag (CTF) cyber security challenge in Western Australia. A two day event where your skills will be pitted against a range of technical challenges. A cyber security CTF is a type of information security competition where players solve security challenges from categories such as digital forensics, web application exploitation, and cryptography to get flags. Each flag has a points value associated with it based on the difficulty of the challenge.

This CTF has been built by members of the Perth security community. It’s not a set of theoretical challenges, it’s built from real life examples by people who work in the security field – penetration testers, developers, forensics specialists, etc. – with considerable input from industry.

We’ve come together to put this event on to help uplift the profile of cyber security in WA – helping not only introduce new people to the field, but also to put industry and individuals together to help stop the brain drain (the exit of talent from WA) that we are seeing.

WACTF is open to individuals and teams up to four players. There are restrictions as to who can claim prizes, see the eligibility section. Registration is necessary and will be available up until the 24th of November. The game will be played onsite at the University of Western Australia where hacker juice and snacks will be provided to players. You will need to bring your laptop with wireless capability.

Hosted by WACTF

Where:  University of Western Australia, Room G17
35 Stirling Highway Crawley,
Western Australia

When:    09:00 – 18:00 WST
2nd & 3rd of December, 2017

Registration and Infohttps://capture.tf