High School Forensic Challenge – CSAW 2013

Congratulations to UAE finalist teams ‘Ins0mnia’ from Emirates International School Meadows, and ‘Bitfield’ from The Indian High School!

The two teams received an expense-paid trip to New York City to compete in the 2013 CSAW @ NYU HSF competition finals on November 15, 2013. Both teams were performed very well and ranked right after the top three teams among 12 competing teams.

We thank all the students and their mentor teachers for participating in the High School Forensics challenge. This year’s HSF competition has been one of the largest high school cyber security events in the world! We like to note that in its first year in Abu Dhabi more than 70 teams from all across the UAE have registered for the HSF’13. We hope everyone had fun and found the challenge to be a worthwhile learning activity. For more information on please visit the HSF site.

Competition Finalists

Learn about this year’s exciting competitions and congratulations to the finalists!

UAE Finalists

Team #1: Ins0mnia

School: Emirates International School Meadows
Mentor Teacher : Jonathan Houghton
Students: Mohamed Kayali and Tala Nahhas

Team #2: Bitfield

School: The Indian High School
Mentor Teacher: Malini Vincent
Students: Arpit Raorane, Manas George and Eashaan Tiwari

Cyber Security Awareness Week 2013

Starting on September 18, registered teams will receive a cyber forensics murder mystery challenge to analyze and solve using cyber forensics tools and methods. Two finalist UAE teams winning the regional competition and their teachers/mentors will receive an expense paid trip to New York City to compete with finalists from the US for the championship on November 15,2013.

NYUAD invites high school students in the UAE to recruit a teacher/mentor and a team of one to three motivated students to participate in our

2013 High School Cyber Forensics Challenge, in collaboration with NYU Poly and National Electronic Security Authority (NESA).

Discover the fascinating world of Cyber Security such as log and file analysis, rootkit detection and analysis, botnet detection and analysis, live system forensics, steganography, file carving and more.

Your team will battle against other elite teams from across the United Arab Emirates, the United States—and the clock—as they gather clues to solve this fast-paced mystery.

Win Big!

Prizes for competitions may include and are not limited to:

An all expense paid trip to the finals hosted in Abu Dhabi in November 2016

Cash prizes (up to 10,000 AED) for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners

Participation in the PPTP (Post Graduate Training Program)


Admittance to the coveted University Prep Summer Program

University recommendation letters

Admittance to the Industry Fair