The Organizers - NYU Tandon


Nick Gregory: Challenge Co-Lead

Nick Gregory is a co-lead for the 2017 CSAW Capture the Flag (CTF) competition and is also the infrastructure lead for CSAW. In his free time, Nick is usually bug bounty hunting, bowling, or doing genealogical research.



Josh Hofing: Challenge Co-Lead

Josh makes things. While making things, he usually breaks things. Sometimes, the things he makes break the things for him.



Brendon Dolan-Gavitt is a postdoctoral researcher at Columbia University in the IDS Lab. His interests lie in the area of systems security, in particular, developing automated techniques for ... Read more


Indian Institute of Technology, KaNpur


Saurabh Kumar: Challenge Lead

I completed MCA from Uttarakhand Technical University, Dehradun in 2010 further, obtained my M. Tech (Information Technology) from Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee in 2012. During M. Tech I worked on Secure Routing for Mobile Ad-hoc Networks.

Presently, I am a Ph.D. student at Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, wherein I am working in the domain of Android Security. Have also performed TA duties in the Computer System Security course at IIT Kanpur, where my work involved majorly preparing CTFs, Quiz and assignments in support of course curriculums. IIT Kanpur is also organizing an online course hosted at securitymooc.in where I am again involved as TA preparing CTFs and Quiz. This course duration is from 1st June, 2017 to 31st July, 2017 and deals with security related to system software, networks, mobile platform, supply chains etc.

Before joining Ph.D, I had a brief tenure at Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), Govt. of India, as Assistant Programmer. Being in CBI, I dealt with the Computer Forensic, Mobile Forensic, System Analysis, Social Media Analysis, assisting IOs in investigation related to Digital Evidence and development of customized application related to Office Automation, etc.


See the finalists of CSAW'17 CTF.