Samantha Kappagoda and David K.A. Mordecai were invited to participate as judges at NYU Tandon School of Engineering’s Fifteenth Annual Cyber Security Awareness Week (CSAW) Competition, which ran from November 8-11, 2018 at MetroTech Center in Brooklyn, NY.
Academic entrants of all levels, from Post-Doctoral fellows and Ph.D. Candidates to high school students took part in the four day cybersecurity event, which was made up of several distinct competitions including the following:
- Applied Research Competition
- Capture the Flag
- Cyber Journalism Award
- Embedded Security Challenge
- Hack 3D
- Hack-Ams Challenge
- Policy Competition
- Red Team Competition
- Security Quiz
David Mordecai joined the panel of judges in the Applied Research Competition. Eligible submissions included any paper published between September 1, 2017 and August 31, 2018 on any topic related to the application or implementation of security technologies or security systems.
Samantha Kappagoda joined the panel of judges for the Policy Competition. This year, the NYU Policy Case Competition Committee joined CSAW to develop a
cybersecurity 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.
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CSAW, established at NYU Tandon School of Engineering (originally Polytechnic Institute of New York) in 2003, is the largest student-run cyber security event in the world, featuring international competitions, workshops, and industry events. Competitions are developed by undergraduate and graduate students associated with the OSIRIS Lab and the Center for Cyber Security at NYU Tandon in collaboration with student teams from across the globe. These students represent some of the leading security programs and academic institutions worldwide. The CSAW competition now runs annually in five other countries; at Higher School of Communication of Tunis in Tunisia, IIT Kanpur in India, Grenoble INP-Esisar in France, University Iberoamericana (IBERO) in Mexico and Ben Gurion University in Israel.
About NYU Tandon School of Engineering
NYU Tandon School of Engineering, is a comprehensive school of engineering, applied sciences, technology and research, and is rooted in a 156-year tradition of invention, innovation and entrepreneurship. The institution, founded in 1854, is the nation’s second-oldest private engineering school. In addition to NYU’s main campus in Manhattan, NYU Tandon in downtown Brooklyn also offers programs at sites throughout the region and around the globe. Globally, NYU Tandon has programs in Israel, China and is an integral part of NYU’s campus in Abu Dhabi. NYU Tandon’s mission is to excel as a leading high-quality research institution engaged in education, discovery, and innovation with social, intellectual, and economic impact in the New York region, the nation, and the world.