The NYU Center for Global Affairs and the NYU Center for Cybersecurity are proud to present
the CSAW’22 Policy Competition. CSAW is the most comprehensive student-run cybersecurity
event in the world, featuring international competitions, workshops, and industry events. The
Policy Competition encourages students, academics, and professionals to challenge the status
quo and impact the cyber-policy industry by presenting their ideas to leaders within the field.
Students from various educational backgrounds who are interested in the nexus of policy and
emerging technological issues are invited to think critically about major cybersecurity policy
issues affecting society.
Topic: Connected Communities
Subtopic A: Trajectory of Connected Community Devices
Subtopic B: National Security Concerns
Subtopic C: Geopolitical Climate
See Rules & Guidelines for full details.
Competition Details & Registration Opens
Team Registration Deadline
Policy Brief Deadline
Semifonal Round Presentations
Final Presentations at the CSAW'22 Conference
26 September 2022
30 September 2022
11 - 17 October 2022
11 November 2022
*Presentation times to be scheduled with teams in advance
1st Prize Team: US $1000
2nd Prize Team: US $750
3rd Prize Team: US $500
US Naval Academy
Linked above under "Topics"
Policy Writing & Presentation Skills Video
Organizers will provide registered teams with a brief presentation skills and policy writing orientation video that teams can view on their own, followed by an opportunity to meet with organizers during Zoom "office hours." Registered teams will be contacted via email regarding this opportunity.
The Policy Competition is organized by students from NYU's Center for Global Affairs, Tandon School of Engineering, CAS, GSAS, Wagner, and Law. Dr. Pano Yannakogeorgos serves as the Policy faculty advisor.
We are currently recruiting organizing committee members. If you are interested in joining the our team, please email email@example.com.
Semi-final Round Judges
Alexei Bulazel | Computer Security researcher and former Director for Cybersecurity at the National Security Council (NSC)
Michael Depp | Junior Fellow and Program Coordinator at Observer Research Foundation America and NYU Center for Global Affairs Alumnus
Brian Herrick | Assistant Special Agent in Charge, FBI Philadelphia
Ryan Mullane | Cryptocurrency Analyst at the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office
Francesca Rios | Strategic Initiatives, Global Financial Crimes & Customer Protection at PayPal
Munish Walther-Puri | Municipal Cybersecurity Professional
Samuel Weaver | Cryptocurrency Analyst at the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office
Final Round Judges
Lutz Logemann | Vice President, Deutsche Bank New York
Kimberly Gajewski | Deputy Director for Cyber Policy, Department of Homeland Security