The NYU Center for Global Affairs, in partnership with the NYU Center for Cybersecurity, is proud to present the CSAW’21 Policy Competition. 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. The Policy Competition cultivates an environment encouraging students to impact the cyber-policy industry by presenting their ideas to leaders within the field.
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
See Rules & Guidelines for full details.
Competition Details & Registration Opens
Policy Brief Deadline
Qualification Round Presentations*
Virtual Semifinal & Final Presentations at the CSAW'21 Conference*
5 July 2021
extended to 27 September 2021
3 October 2021
5 - 9 October 2021
10 - 12 November 2021
*Presentation times to be scheduled with teams in advance
1st Prize Team: US $1000
2nd Prize Team: US $750
3rd Prize Team: US $500
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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.