- Sharleen Nelson for thejournal.com September 19th, 2013
- Source: http://thejournal.com/articles/2013/09/19/nyu-poly...
More than 10,000 participants from around the world will compete this month in an online contest designed to challenge and test their cyber security skills.
During the 10th annual Polytechnic Institute of New York University's (NYU-Poly) Cyber Security Awareness Week (CSAW), Sept. 19-22, more than 1,000 teams will square off in the Capture the Flag (CTF) software hacking competition sponsored by the Brooklyn campus NYU-Poly's Information Systems and Security Laboratory (ISIS Lab).
During the 72-hour preliminary round, teams must ensure security over their own infrastructure while finding flaws and attacking the infrastructure of other teams in their quest to earn the most points, or "flags."