Cyber Security Awareness Week is the largest student-run cyber security event in the nation, featuring six competitions, an industry conference, workshops, and a career fair.

This year, CSAW is partnering with NYU Abu Dhabi and Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur to expand its reach as an international competition with worldwide impact. Check back for information about CSAW NYU Abu Dhabi and CSAW NYU-IITK.

CSAW is managed by undergraduate and graduate students of the Offensive Security, Incident Response and Internet Security (OSIRIS) Laboratory at NYU Tandon School of Engineering. Find out more about CSAW here, or select from the events listed below.

Thirteenth Annual Conference

November 10-12, 2016

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


Sneak peek
of CSAW'16.



Capture The Flag (CTF)

Realistic offensive security competition
that tests and teaches at the same time.
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Department of Homeland 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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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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