CSAW is 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.

The event 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, or select from the events listed below.

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look at CSAW'15.


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

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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2015 Sponsors

DHS logo
IBM logo GitHub logo Goldman Sachs logo MWR logo
Bank of America logo FB logo FireEye logo LifeLock logo Navy Civilian Careers logo NCC Group logo NSA logo Oceans Edge logo Palantir logo PaloAlto logo Raytheon logo Two Sigma logo Qualcomm logo Yelp logo
Bloomberg logo CipherTechs logo Cubic logo Intel logo Lifars logo Lincoln Laboratory logo Optiv logo Rakuten logo PWC logo Sandia National Laboratories logo US Secret Service logo
Center for Advanced Technology in Telecommunications logo Digital Forensics Consortium logo