Samantha Kappagoda and David Mordecai participated in NYU CSAW 2017

Samantha Kappagoda and David K.A. Mordecai of Numerati® Partners LLC and RiskEcon® Lab for Decision Metrics @ Courant Institute participated in judging at NYU Tandon School of Engineering’s Fifteenth Annual Cyber Security Awareness Week (CSAW) Competition, which ran from November 9-11th, 2017 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 three day Cyber Security event, which was made up of several distinct competitions including the following:

  • Applied Research
  • Capture the Flag
  • Cyber Journalism
  • Embedded Security
  • High School Forensics
  • Law & Policy
  • Security Quiz

David K.A. Mordecai joined the panel of judges in the Applied Research Award. Eligible submissions included any paper published between September 1, 2016 and August 31, 2017, on any topic related to the application or implementation of security technologies or security systems.

Samantha Kappagoda joined the panel of judges for the Law and Policy Competition. This year’s topic addressed questions at the cutting edge of privacy, security, and technology, allowing students to research a highly relevant subject and argue their position on the topic in the form of a legal brief. In the competition’s final round, the four finalist teams had the opportunity to present oral arguments in front of a panel of judges, who questioned students in the style of an appellate court.

About CSAW

CSAW, established at NYU Tandon (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 four other countries; at NYU Abu Dhabi, at IIT Kanpur in India, in Grenoble INP-Esisar, and Ben Gurion University in Israel.

About NYU Tandon

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.

November 11th 2017, Brooklyn, NY