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.

2022 topic

Topic: Connected Communities

Subtopic A: Trajectory of Connected Community Devices

Subtopic B: National Security Concerns 

Subtopic C: Geopolitical Climate


competition timeline

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

June-July 2022

26 September 2022

30 September 2022

11 - 17 October 2022

11 November 2022

*Presentation times to be scheduled with teams in advance

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1st Prize Team: US $1000

2nd Prize Team: US $750

3rd Prize Team: US $500


competition resources

Background Papers

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. 

Educational Programs

competition organizers

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 csaw-policy@nyu.edu

Email the Organizers

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2021 winners

Congratulations to our winning teams! 
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2021 judges

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

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Congratulations to our 2021 Finalists! 
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Congratulations to our 2021 semifinalists! 
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competition supporters

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