NYU-Poly Students Challenge Peers in Cyber War Games

Tue Sep 8, 2009 4:32pm EDT

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6th Annual Cyber Security Awareness Week Builds New Generation of Cyber Security
NEW YORK--(Business Wire)--
With cyber security fraud costing businesses more than a trillion dollars
worldwide and enforcement agencies facing shortages that can delay forensics
investigations for years, the graduate students of a leading information
security program devised the 2009 cyber war games to attract the next generation
of cyber sleuths. 

Graduate students of the Polytechnic Institute of New York University this week
opened registration for the 6th Annual Cyber Security Awareness Week (CSAW)

Last year, more than 500 students from more than 100 graduate, undergraduate and
high schools across the country competed in challenges devised by the students
of NYU-Poly`s Information Systems and Internet Security Lab, which is funded by
the National Science Foundation. This year, they added a forensics challenge for
teams from top mathematics and science high schools. 

The goal of the games is to identify the next generation of cyber security stars
who can fight the increasing threat to governments, business, institutions and

Students who win the initial rounds at their own computers will be invited to
attend the finals and awards ceremony at NYU-Poly`s Brooklyn campus. They will
meet cyber security celebrities, sponsoring companies that employ the top talent
in the field and representatives of police forces, government and the U.S.
military who can give them insight on the career. Top prizes include a NYU-Poly
scholarship for the winning graduate student. 

The game challenges will be sent to registrants in mid-September, culminating in
the final rounds and awards ceremonies on Friday, November 13. 

For more information or to register, go to http://www.poly.edu/csaw. 

About Polytechnic Institute of New York University

Polytechnic Institute of New York University (formerly Polytechnic University),
an affiliate of New York University, is New York`s most comprehensive school of
engineering, applied sciences, technology and research, and is rooted in
Polytechnic`s 155-year tradition of invention, innovation, and entrepreneurship
- i2e. 

The institution, founded in 1854, is one of the nation`s oldest private
engineering schools. In addition to its main campus at MetroTech Center in
Brooklyn, New York, NYU-Poly offers programs at sites throughout the region
including Long Island, Manhattan and Westchester. For more information and to
learn more about us, please visit www.poly.edu. 

To arrange a media interview or for more information:
Polytechnic Institute of New York University
Kathleen Hamilton
718-260-3792 office
973-997-0416 mobile

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