CSAW | About - Cyber Security Awareness Week at NYU

In 2003, it was a small local competition. Today, CSAW is preparing the nation's brightest students to shape the future of the industry.

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

Every year, it brings undergrad and graduate students together with academic and professional experts to discuss the tools and techniques used by attackers and defenders throughout the field, while students of every academic level (from high school to doctoral) compete in a range of challenges designed to motivate and educate.

Want to get involved? Click a competition below (under Competition Leads) or above (from the nav bar) to learn how to compete. All finalists are automatically registered to attend CSAW. If you'd like to attend CSAW as a non-finalist, you're welcome to sign up for the Career Fair or for the Department of Homeland Security Quiz.

Explore CSAW

Check out what's on the agenda.



Conference Organizers

CSAW is founded by Professor Nasir Memon of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering.

It's organized by undergraduate and graduate students of the Information Systems and Internet Security lab. The project manager is Geraldine Del Priore.

Competition Leads

Capture the Flag (CTF)
Eric Liang

Embedded Security Challenge (ESC)
Nektarios Tsoutsos

High School Forensics (HSF)
Emily Wicki
Christopher Thompson

Policy Competition
Brian Eschels

Research Competition
Hossein Siadati
Toan Nguyen

Department of Homeland Security Quiz
Linda Nguyen