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

Developed by the NYU Policy Case Competition Committee, the purpose of this competition is to encourage students who are interested in the nexus of policy and emerging technology issues to think critically about major policy issues affecting society, and to 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. 


*Timeline will be updated with more specific dates once Competition Guidelines are released 

End of May 2019: Competition Guidelines posted 

July 2019: Registration opens 

8 September 2019: Registration deadline

By 13 October 2019: Finalists announced

6 - 9 November 2019: In-person Finals 

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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.