Meanwhile Back at NYU: Cyber Security Contest and New Entreprenurial Center

I’m finally returning to my grove after an extended holiday earlier this month. September of course means back to school so it’s a good time to take a look at recent tech news at, where else, but NYU First, Computer Security Awareness Week (CSAW), the “largest student security contest in the world”, finished up their preliminary round this past weekend.

CSAW is sponsored by by the Information Systems and Security (ISIS) Lab at NYU-Poly. Over the weekend students from around the world competed online in Capture the Flag, Embedded Systems Challenge, and High School Forensics wherein our next generation of criminologists use digital tools to solve a murder. Finalists from this past weekend will meet for a showdown in November.

You can read the write ups for the CTF contest in this github folder. I can barely follow this stuff!

NYU also had just opened the doors to its Mark and Debra Leslie Entrepreneurs Lab. The 5,900-square-foot facility is at the corner of Greene Street and Washington Place–in other words, Washington Square Park. It’s place for students, faculty, and researchers to connect and launch ideas using the lab’s conference areas, workspace, pre-fab facility, and even a concierge.