In 2003, it was a small, local competition in New York. Today, CSAW is preparing the brightest students in the USA to shape the future of the industry.

This year, IIT Kanpur is hosting CSAW for India in partnership with NYU and will expand to other Asian countries in the coming years. We hope that it will provide the same advantages to the nation's cyber security industry as CSAW does in the USA. It is being branded as NYU IITK CSAW.

Every year, it brings undergrad and graduate students together with academic and professional experts to discuss the tools and techniques used by attackers and defenders throughout the field, while students of every academic level (from high school to doctoral) compete in a range of challenges designed to motivate, educate and showcase industry talent. In India, we are hosting all events except High School Forensics and are expecting strong participation from undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students.


Cyber Security Awareness Worldwide is the largest student-run cyber security event in the nation, featuring six competitions, keynote presentations, workshops, and an industry fair. IIT Kanpur is the official partner of NYU and will be running CSAW events in parallel and the event is co-branded as CSAW NYU IIT Kanpur.