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.

This year, Security Quiz at CSAW North America will be run in two rounds:

The Qualification round will be a large, open session where student teams will face off against one-another. For CSAW'18, we will use Socrative as our quiz platform (no more whiteboards!). This online platform requires that teams bring their own smartphone with cellular data (NYU Guest Wifi access will be provided). 

The Finals session will be 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


July 2018: Interest List Opens 

Please register your interest in participating in Security Quiz here. We will send email updates beginning on October 8, 2018. 

November 8, 2018, ~7:15 p.m.: Qualification Round 

  • The Qualification Round is open to both NYU and non-NYU students.
  • CSAW Finalists are automatically registered for Quiz and do not need to sign-up via the Interest List above

November 10, 2018, ~9:15 a.m.: Final Round for the top 4 teams who emerge from the Qualification Round 


Students and faculty leading Security Quiz.

Rules and guidelines for Security Quiz.

Meet the experts who will be judging Security Quiz.

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

The CSAW'18 winners of Security Quiz.