Tunisia Joins World’s Largest Student-Led Cybersecurity Event

The world’s largest student-run set of cybersecurity competitions, founded 15 years ago by the New York University Tandon School of Engineering, will expand this year to Mexico and Tunisia, bringing to seven the number of global sites where top student hackers, protectors, and scholars will compete simultaneously on November 8-11, 2018.

New Cyber Security Awareness Worldwide (CSAW) events, which are designed by students under the mentorship of information security professionals and faculty, will address security threats in areas such as 3D printing as well as IoT – the so-called Internet of Things — in which an estimated 80 percent of connected devices are vulnerable to a wide range of attacks and security spending may reach $1.5 billion this year.

Since its inception in 2003, CSAW has drawn nearly 100,000 high-school, college, graduate and post-graduate students to compete. This year the world’s best information security students will attend final rounds of competition in Tunisia in the Higher School of Communication of Tunis (Sup’Com), Ariana, Tunisia, for finalists from the Middle East and North Africa.


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