Get ready for CSAW: the largest student-run cyber security event in the nation, with a research conference that attracts some of the biggest names in the industry, and a career fair with an impressive list of corporate partners. It’s a weekend of competitions, keynote talks and cyber security events, designed to prepare best-performing students with the skills and knowledge to shape the future of the industry.

CSAW now in it's 11th year, was founded by Nasir Memon, Professor and Department Head, CSE at the NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering. CSAW is managed by undergraduate and graduate students of the Information Systems and Internet Security (ISIS) Laboratory at the NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering, and guided by university faculty and industry leaders.

Cyber Security Awareness Week Conference

November 13 – November 15

Metrotech Center in Brooklyn, NY

CSAW Events

Capture The Flag

A competition designed for budding hackers trying to break into cyber security.

Research Paper

Submit your previously accepted paper for a chance to win well earned money

High School Forensics

Solve the mystery in this competition designed specifically for high school students


Do you think you can develop a policy to make the world a more secure place? If so, this is your competition.

Embedded Systems

Prove your prowess to fight off attacks using emerging technologies for hardware security

U.S. Department of Homeland Security Quiz

How much security do you know? Find out in this our security trivia competition!

THREADS Conference

An annual conference focused on pragmatic security research and new discoveries in network attack and defense.

Career Fair

The CSAW career fair is teeming with employers from some of the most well known names in security

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CSAW is run by students of the ISIS Lab at the NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering.

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