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Dan Guido from the Information Systems and Internet Security Lab at the Polytechnic Institute of NYU wrote in about the Institute’s 5th annual Cyber Security Awareness Week. If you’re in high-school or a college undergraduate program, this is a great opportunity to test your infosec skills against your peers, and hopefully earn a little prize money in the process.

ISIS Lab is organizing NYU-Poly’s 5th annual Cyber Security Awareness Week (CSAW) where students can compete and win prizes in a variety of information security challenges. There will be door prizes, raffles for participating, and bonus prizes for undergrad and high school participants. Qualified finalists will receive a travel scholarship to attend the awards ceremony in New York City.

There are a number of events, including an application security “capture the flag” challenge, a security quiz which covers everything from cryptography to risk management, and a 5-day forensics puzzle. There’s even an embedded systems challenge where teams are tasked with trying to find hardware and software bugs in a mock control system.

This looks like a lot of fun. Some of the contest materials become available at the beginning of September, so sign up soon if you’re interested in participating.

Cyber Security Awareness Week 2008


  • Akareyon

    …just the kind of thing I was looking for. Thanks :-) In a way, the Kaossilator is more of a melodic noise making gadget than a musical instrument, but coupled with a mini-recorder (like the Boss MicroBR) it makes a fun and portable production studio. And I knew that somebody would be finding ways to tweak this little devil :-)

  • Sparky

    Thanks for this info.
    My biggest frustration was the limitations of a two bar phrase loop.
    Now four bars …. Like the man said – time for tension and build and a wee bit of melody hook.
    I had a couple of chats with Korg support, (can’t recommend Korg’s UK support deptartment enough), and they have helped me with a couple of tips and tricks to balance the valves of my Eletribe ESX.
    all t’best
    Sparky