David K.A. Mordecai and Samantha Kappagoda were invited to participate as judges at NYU Tandon School of Engineering’s Sixteenth Annual Cyber Security Awareness Week (CSAW) Competition, November 6-8, 2019 at the MetroTech Center in Brooklyn, NY. RiskEcon® Lab @ Courant Institute has proudly co-sponsored this competition since 2018.Academic entrants of all levels, from Post-Doctoral fellows and Ph.D. candidates to high school students took part in the three-day cybersecurity event, which was made up of several distinct competitions including the following:
- Applied Research Competition
- Capture the Flag
- Embedded Security Challenge
- Hack 3D
- Logic Locking
- Policy Competition
- Red Team Competition
- Security Quiz
David Mordecai and Samantha Kappagoda joined the panel of judges for the HackML competition, while Dr. Mordecai also served as a judge for the Applied Research competition.
The HackML competition challenged teams to design new, more powerful backdoor attacks on neural networks, and to develop novel defenses and detections. The Applied Research award reviewed papers on any topic related to the application or implementation of security technologies or security systems published or camera-ready between September 1, 2018 and August 31, 2019.
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 School of Engineering 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 the Grenoble INP-Esisar in France, the Indian Institute of Technology in Kanpur, the Ben-Gurion University and University of Haifa in Israel, NYU Abu Dhabi in Mena and University Iberoamericana Mexico City in Mexico. For more information, visit: https://www.csaw.io/.
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 165-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. For more information, visit: https://engineering.nyu.edu.