High School Forensic Challenge – CSAW 2015
Congratulations to UAE Finalist 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 had over 35 teams from all across the UAE register for HSF’15. We hope everyone had fun and found the challenge to be a worthwhile learning activity.
Learn about this year’s exciting competitions and congratulations to the finalists!
UAE Finalist Teams
Team #1: Bletchley Park
School: GEMS Academy, Abu Dhabi
Mentor Teacher: Donald Caldwell
Students: Magnus Christensen, Egil Alexander Thomas Karlsen and Joe Baxter
Team #2: LIGHT
School: Delhi Private School , Dubai
Mentor Teacher: Ms. Shabnam Pawaney
Students: Shobhit Narayanan, Vinamr Madan and Shubham Sharma
What is the High School Forensics Challenge?
In conjunction with CRISSP-AD, the High School Forensics Challenge is open to high school student teams in the UAE.
At HSF, students work in teams of one to three (plus a mentor) to identify and analyze electronic evidence related to a crime. In the 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 are flown to NYC to compete on-site in the finals, where the CSAW Murder Mystery waits to be solved.
What is CSAW?
CSAW is Cyber Security Awareness Week, hosted and presented by the Department of Computer Science and Enginnering at NYU School of Enginnering
CSAW is managed by undergraduate and graduate students of the Information Systems and Internet Security Laboratory at NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering, guided by university faculty and industry leaders.
Cyber Security Awareness Week (CSAW) is the largest student-run cyber security event in the USA and every year and since 2003, every year, it brings undergrad and graduate students together with academic and professional experts tomdiscuss the tools and techniques used by attackers and defenders throughout the field. Students of every academic level (from high school to doctoral) compete in a range of challenges designed to motivate and educate.
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
Participation in the PPTP (Post Graduate Training Program)
Admittance to the coveted University Prep Summer Program
University recommendation letters
Admittance to the Industry Fair