NYU's High-School Hackathon Uncovers Next-Gen Brilliance

The 13th annual NYU Cybersecurity Awareness Week (CSAW) games kicked off today in Brooklyn, bringing together top high school hackers and researchers for a war games contest.

From November 10-12, 2016, the downtown Brooklyn campus of New York University Tandon School of Engineering is hosting round-the-clock challenges designed to test a broad range of computer security skills.

Sister events will also be held for the first time at NYU Abu Dhabi and at the Indian Institute of Technology in Kanpur (IIT Kanpur).

NYU noted that unemployment in cybersecurity is at zero percent, and there are one million unfilled jobs worldwide in cybersecurity this year alone, including 200,000 in the US. There are predicted to be 1.5 million unfilled security positions by 2020.

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