Student Competitions

Register now for the 2015 NSA CyberSprint Competition

Can you exploit Web servers, manipulate database systems and crack sensitive password hashes? Hack a simulated system and win our annual cyber competition.

The National Security Agency (NSA) invites you to try out for the 2015 NSA CyberSprint, a challenge that pits your skills against other students and recent grads across the country. Register now!

Here’s how it works:
   •    Phase 1 Qualifying Round: Complete a series of challenges to prove that you have what it takes to compete with the best. You have five days to complete the assessment, starting Oct. 28.
   •    Phase 2 Final Skills Challenge: If you make it through the first phase, you’ll be invited to the big game, a simulation that asks you to hack a major system to retrieve data. You have two weeks, starting Nov. 9.
Registration is limited so reserve your spot today.

Top finishers in both phases will receive recognition for their efforts, and the best of the best will have the option to apply for a position at the National Security Agency*. And that’s when things get really interesting ...

As the federal agency charged with foreign signals intelligence and information assurance, NSA is home to the nation’s most advanced technical professionals. Show us your very best work, and you may earn a place among them.

Brown University IEEE Robotics Competition

Brown University IEEE invites the students of Harvard University to compete in the fifth annual Brown Robotics Olympiad. This entirely student-run event requires teams of undergraduates to create an autonomous, maze-solving robot with a budget of $500. Though the goal is simple, past teams have found the process challenging and interesting. We encourage teams with any experience level from your engineering and computer science programs to join, as we view the BRO as a great learning opportunity, and the nature of the competition is friendly.

This year's competition will take place on Saturday, April 9 at Brown University's School of Engineering in Providence, RI. Other key dates to remember:
Registration opens: Monday, October 6
Early registration closes: Friday, November 20
Late registration closes: Monday, February 1

Early registration costs only $45, and covers meals, snacks, and t-shirts for the competitors. More information on the competition can be found at our website.

Contact ieee@brown.edu or haeri_yoon@brown.edu with questions.

Click here to register for the 2016 BRO. We hope to see Harvard University represented at this year's event!

*Build-it, Break-it, Fix-it Contest * Software Competition

https://builditbreakit.org/

  - Are you a student at a US-based university?
  - Do you like programming?
  - Do you like hacking?
  - Do you want to win up to *$8000 in prize money?*

If so, we invite you and your friends to participate in the Build-it,
Break-it, Fix-it Security-oriented programming contest, *beginning
on October 1*. This contest is run by UMD's Maryland Cybersecurity Center.

Details and signups are at https://builditbreakit.org/

*In a nutshell*: Contestants build and break software over the course of
three rounds, each lasting roughly two weeks. At the end, there will be two
sets of winners, the best builder and the best breaker, and two runners-up.
The two winning teams earn $4000 each, and the two runners up earn $2500
each.

The contest is entirely online -- no need to travel. Any student that is a
US citizen or is enrolled at a US university is eligible to participate.
The contest *starts on October 1*, and concludes November 8.

SIgn up today at https://builditbreakit.org/
Email info@builditbreakit.org for more information.

2015 NSA CyberSprint Competition

Can you exploit Web servers, manipulate database systems and crack sensitive password hashes? Hack a simulated system and win our annual cyber competition.

The National Security Agency (NSA) invites you to try out for the 2015 NSA CyberSprint, a challenge that pits your skills against other students and recent grads across the country. Register now!

Here’s how it works:
   •    Phase 1 Qualifying Round: Complete a series of challenges to prove that you have what it takes to compete with the best. You have five days to complete the assessment, starting Oct. 28.
   •    Phase 2 Final Skills Challenge: If you make it through the first phase, you’ll be invited to the big game, a simulation that asks you to hack a major system to retrieve data. You have two weeks, starting Nov. 9.
Registration is limited so reserve your spot today.

Top finishers in both phases will receive recognition for their efforts, and the best of the best will have the option to apply for a position at the National Security Agency*. And that’s when things get really interesting ...

As the federal agency charged with foreign signals intelligence and information assurance, NSA is home to the nation’s most advanced technical professionals. Show us your very best work, and you may earn a place among them.