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Let the Hacking Begin: Nyu Launches Largest Cyber Security Student Contests

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CSAW competitors

Winners of preliminary rounds will travel to Brooklyn to compete for scholarships and prizes in the 11th annual Cyber Security Awareness Week.

Credit: New York University

Registration has begun for New York University's Polytechnic School of Engineering Cyber Security Awareness Week (CSAW), which the school says is the largest set of student cybersecurity competitions in the world. A year ago, more than 15,000 students, from high school through doctoral programs, competed in the preliminary rounds for a spot in the final rounds of six different competitions. This year, winners of the preliminary rounds will travel to New York to compete for scholarships and prizes.

The 11th CSAW is scheduled for Nov. 13-15, and Yahoo chief information security officer Alex Stamos will deliver the keynote address during the Finalist Reception. A competition for public policy developed by students will be new to CSAW this year, as well as an expanded CSAW THREADS research conference focused on scaling security to meet the growing demands of software development and operations. Returning contests include the Capture the Flag hacking competition for undergraduate students, the Digital Forensics Competition for high school students, the Best Research Paper Competition, the Embedded Systems Security Competition, and the U.S. Homeland Security Quiz.

Participants also will have an opportunity to meet top technology and security firms during a career fair.

From NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering
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