The information below pertains to CSAW US-Canada. For details regarding Security Quiz in other CSAW regions, please email

Cyber security quiz bowl is a face-off for techies.

Security Quiz at CSAW US-Canada will be run in two rounds:

The Qualification round features an open session where teams face off against one-another. The competition is hosted on an online platform, requiring that teams bring their own smartphone with cellular data (NYU Guest Wifi access will be provided). 

Quals is open to anyone who has registered to attend CSAW, but only high school, undergraduate, and graduate students can qualify for Finals.

Teams can participate in either Session 1 or Session 2, but not both. 

The top 2 teams from both Session 1 and Session 2 will advance to Finals. 

Finals is organized as a buzzer-based academic bowl competition. The teams that emerge from Quals will compete for top place during the Final tournament, held just before the CSAW Award Ceremony. 

Teams are tested on a range of topics related to cyber security, including:

Network Security Cryptography Malware
Application & Web Security Protocols & Programming History
Current Events Pop Culture Digital Forensics
Policy Hardware Control Systems

Security Quiz Bowl is organized by members of the NYU Tandon School of Engineering OSIRIS Lab.


November 6, 2019, 7:00 p.m.: Qualification Round, Session 1  REGISTER HERE 

November 7, 2019, 6:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m.: Qualification Round, Session  2 REGISTER HERE

November 8, 2019, 6:00 p.m.: Final Round for the top 4 teams who emerge from the Qualification Round

Session 1

Register for Session 1

Session 2

Register for Session 2



Student leads for Security Quiz

Meet the experts who will be judging Security Quiz.

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

Top teams & winners from CSAW'19 Security Quiz