The Policy Competition challenges contestants to think about the big picture of cyber security policy, economics, law, and governance. 

This year, the NYU Policy Case Competition Committee has joined CSAW to develop a cyber security policy focused competition to encourage students from various educational backgrounds who are interested in the nexus of policy and emerging technology issues to think critically about major policy issues affecting society, challenge the status quo, and impact the cyber industry by presenting their ideas to leaders within the field.

Any student interested in these issues, with whatever academic background -- law, policy, engineering, or other discipline-- is encouraged to apply. 

The Policy Case Competition, a national policy-focused competition founded in 2014, has undertaken the organization of this competition to provide students with the unique opportunity to obtain hands-on policy making, team leadership, and professional writing and presentation experience. With the rapid evolution and continuous developments in the technology and cyber security industry, innovative solutions are needed to address the specific issues and gaps within current legislative policy. As future leaders of the world, the purpose of this competition is to provide an outlet for undergraduate and graduate students to partake in this conversation with experts and professionals while also promoting the significance of public policy as a vehicle of change-making. 

Participating REGIONS

CSAW India hosted by Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

CSAW US-Canada hosted by NYU Tandon School of Engineering. 

Please note that the Competition Rules & Guidelines vary per region. 

US-Canada Registration

Registration for the CSAW'18 competition is now closed. 


India Registration

Register for the CSAW India Policy Competition.


Student Competition Leads

Competition Rules & Guidelines

Competition Rules & Guidelines

Awards given for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place.

See the finalists of the Law & Policy competition.

The winners of CSAW'18 Policy.

Judges for the US-Canada Policy competition.