Forensics Challenge ’17

High School Forensics Challenge

Contestants rack up points in a game show-style challenge that culminates in a murder mystery!

In the HSF competition, students work in teams of one to three (plus a mentor) to identify and analyze electronic evidence related to a crime. In the online prelims, they choose from categories including network analysis, mobile forensics, live system forensics, steganography, file carving, and more, answering questions to earn points. The teams with the most points in the UAE will compete on-site* in the finals, where the CSAW Murder Mystery waits to be solved.

*Only High School teams from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are eligible to compete in the on-site finals here at NYU Abu Dhabi.

*This is the platform where student can play. They should re-register their team here,  create a Login and then at 18:00 USA time /2:00 UAE time the challenges will go live via the Challenges link in the upper left.

 

HSF NYUAD Orientation
    • In case you missed our HSF NYUAD Orientation, please find the Powerpoint presentation here.
    • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) from the HSF Orientation (on September 24th) can be found here.

IMPORTANT DATES

September TBA
Online Seminar (NYUNY)

September 9, 2017 * September 16, 2017
Online Webinar NYUAD

September 9, 2017 *September 16, 2017
NYU Abu Dhabi Seminar (hosted at NYUAD Campus)
Time: 12pm – 1:15pm
Location: NYUAD Campus, 004, Conference Center (A6)
The presentation can be found here

July 1, 2017
Registration Deadline

September 22, 2017
Prelims open

October 2, 2017 
Prelims close

October 7, 2017
Finalists announced

November 9-11, 2017
Finals onsite at CSAW

  • General FAQ can be found here
  • HSF Orientation FAQ can be found here
  • Rules can be found here
  • Practice can be found here
  • Round One Platform will be found here (September 22-October 2)
UAE Finalists
  • Pirate Party, Islamiya English School, Abu Dhabi
  • TheSeCaTech, Delhi Private School, Dubai
  • Xpl0it, India International School, Sharjah
  • Icarcus Fell, Islamiya English School, Abu Dhabi
  • Defacers, Khalifa Bin Zayed High School, Al Ain City
  • Sectonic23, Brighton College, Abu Dhabi
  • M.M.W Team, Summaya Bint Khayat, Ajman
  • Dark Light, Delhi Private School, Dubai
  • Renegade, Delhi Private School, Dubai
  • Lumos, Delhi Private School, Dubai

For more information please contact nyuad-CSAW-HSF@nyu.edu

WIN BIG!
1st Place

Acceptance into a bespoke Summer Research Intensive, taught by CCS-AD faculty and researchers.  This training program will take place in Summer 2018 in Abu Dhabi.  All expenses to be paid for by CCS-AD

Admittance to the coveted University Prep Summer Program (UP), sponsored by the NYU Abu Dhabi Admissions Department.  Attendees are trained and tutored through the standard American standardized college application process and provided with feedback and advice about college applications.

University recommendation letters will be provided by the Director of the Center for Cyber Security, Abu Dhabi.

2nd Place

Admittance to the coveted University Prep Summer Program (UP), sponsored by the NYU Abu Dhabi Admissions Department.  Attendees are trained and tutored through the standard American standardized college application process and provided with feedback and advice about college applications.

University recommendation letters will be provided by the Director of the Center for Cyber Security, Abu Dhabi.

3rd Place

University recommendation letters will be provided by the Director of the Center for Cyber Security, Abu Dhabi.

Finalists

Automatic eligibility in the Quiz competition

Admittance to the Industry Fair and keynote speaker talk

An all expense paid trip to the finals hosted in Abu Dhabi in November 2017