Embedded Security Challenge

Blue Teams design a target system. Red Teams try to hack it.

A team of security experts from NYU Tandon School of Engineering competes with participating Universities using a red team/blue team approach to mimic real-world attacks. Contestants must exploit the weaknesses of a target system, assess the effectiveness of their hardware security techniques, identify vulnerabilities and implement effective defense mechanisms.

ESC is an educational, research-oriented tournament aimed at hacking into the hardware of embedded systems. In fact, it’s the oldest hardware security competition in the world. Finalists compete at CSAW online before a panel of judges carefully selected from security fields.

Important Dates

Qualification Round Start

August 15, 2021

Registration Deadline

September 10, 2021

Qualification Report Submission Deadline

September 24, 2021

Finalist Notification

September 27, 2021

Virtual Final

November 12, 2021

2020 Finalists & Winners

Team Zero
– American University of Sharjah
  • Ashith Farhan
  • Fadi Aloul (Faculty advisor)

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