The NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering has announced the largest hacking competition for students.This is especially for US students and they have chance to win cybersecurity-based scholarships and prizes.Announced perviously, the US college is now allowing students from high school to register for this largest hacking competition.
Last year over fifteen thousand students participated and many qualified the preliminary rounds in order to reach the finals in six separate competitions.
This year is the 11th Cyber Security Awareness Week event.This year there are special prizes for students who qualify in preliminary hacking rounds, they get chance to travel to Brooklyn, NYC to compete for scholarships and prizes.
November 13-15 the finals will take place
Yahoo’s chief information security officer Alex Stamos will be in attendance, and will deliver the keynote address during the Finalist Reception on November 13. Stamos’s talk, “Shaping the Future: Spies, Cyber Crimes, and Your Career,” will explore historical and ethical debates within the field, as well as discuss his own experiences in protecting the data of Yahoo users.
“A career in information security has never held so much promise or peril. New members of the security community have the opportunity to build systems that bring trust and innovation into the lives of billions.”
Twenty institutions ready to sponser the security week inculding the US Department of Homeland Security, Yahoo, Facebook, the National Security Agency (NSA), Microsoft and the MIT Lincoln Laboratory.
The NYU School of Engineering was one of the first universities to offer cybersecurity programs for students in the United States. It also launched a master’s degree in the subject in 2009.