U.S. Students Rule in Annual Student Cyber Security Challenge

For the sixth year in a row Carnegie Mellon's students dominated the scoreboard for Capture the Flag at last week's 11th annual New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering Cyber Security Awareness Week (CSAW). The event drew hundreds of finalists from colleges and high schools across the country to compete in a number of security activities.

The Capture the Flag competition drew 15 teams of undergraduates, who had bested contestants from 75 countries in preliminary rounds. Carnegie Mellon's first and second place teams included one member, George Hotz, who is acknowledged to be the first person to unlock the iPhone. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute finished in third place.