Get ready for the largest student-run cyber security event in the nation: a weekend of competitions, industry talks and events to prepare best-performing students with the skills and knowledge to shape the future of the industry.

CSAW is managed by undergraduate and graduate students of the Information Systems and Internet Security Laboratory at NYU Tandon School of Engineering, guided by university faculty and industry leaders. Find out more about CSAW here. To learn how to participate, select any of the events below.

November 12th-14th, 2015

NYU Tandon School of Engineering
Metrotech Center, 6 Metrotech Roadway, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Explore CSAW

Check out what's on the agenda.


The Competitions

Capture The Flag (CTF)

Realistic offensive security competition
that tests and teaches at the same time.
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Security Quiz

A security game show, with questions ranging
from current events to the highly technical.
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High School Forensics (HSF)

Students collaborate to solve a murder
mystery that gets harder every round.
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Embedded Security Challenge (ESC)

A red team/blue team face-off that
simulates a real-world hardware attack.
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Policy Competition

Students are given a security threat; it's
up to them to draft a policy to forestall it.
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Research Competition

A team of experts gather to evaluate the
best doctoral security research worldwide.
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The Career Fair

CSAW 2015

Finalists and other conference-goers get the opportunity to introduce themselves to CSAW sponsors: an array of powerful corporate and government organizations seeking to recruit new talent.
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Our Sponsors

US Department of Homeland Security logo
Goldman Sachs logo IBM logo
Facebook logo FireEye logo LifeLock logo Navy Civilian Careers logo NCC logo Oceans Edge logo Palantir logo Palo Alto logo Qualcomm logo Raytheon logo Two Sigma logo Yelp logo
Accuvant logo CipherTechs logo Cubic logo Intel logo Lifars logo MIT Lincoln Laboratory logo PWC logo Rakuten logo Sandia National Laboratories logo US Secret Service logo