High School Forensic Challenge – CSAW 2014

Finalist Announcement!

Congratulations to UAE Finalist Teams!

Caerus from Emirates International School Meadows in Dubai and the team from Delhi Private School in Dubai were our top finalists. The two teams received dan expense-paid trip to New York City and competed in the 2015 CSAW @ NYU HSF competition in November of 2014.

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 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!

Team #1: Caerus

School:Emirates International School Meadows, Dubai
Mentor Teacher : Donna Macleod
Students: Alissa Adornato and Mohammad Kayali

Team #2

School:Delhi Private School , Dubai
Mentor Teacher: Ms. Shabnam Pawaney
Students: Satej Mhatre, Mudit Gupta and John Joju

Cyber Security Awareness Week 2013

Starting on September 19, 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.

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 2014 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