Cyber security Awareness Worldwide (CSAW) 2020



CSAW'2020 (Cyber Security Awareness Worldwide) Competition was organized by Mr. Rohit Negi, Mr. Mridul Chamoli, and Mr. Anand Handa under the supervision of Prof. Sandeep Kumar Shukla (Prof. of CSE Department, IIT Kanpur & Director of C3i Center).

In CSAW'2020, a total of 3 competitions from the India Region were conducted virtually, in which Capture the Flag, Embedded Security Challenge & Applied Research Competition were successfully organized.

1. Capture the flag: - IIT's young talent has once again made us proud in cyber security matters. This time for the assessment of hacking skill in the hacking marathon, IIT Indore team "ByteBandits" was ranked 1st in the India region & ranked 8th worldwide. 2nd place was awarded to the IIT Roorkee team "InfoSec IITR" while securing 14th rank at the world level. Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham Amritapuri team "Bi0s" finished 3rd and got the 16th position worldwide.

2. Embedded Security Challenge: - This year's ESC focuses on the security of the Internet of Things (IoT), which are embedded devices with network connectivity. IoT devices are part of most modern smart infrastructures, with an estimate of over 20 billion IoT devices connected today. ESC 2020 will task contestants with hacking the firmware of a wifi access point running on a RISC-V IoT platform using open-source reverse engineering tools. In the embedded security competition, IIT Roorkee team "SDSlabs" got 1st place, 2nd place was won by IIT Kharagpur team "SEAL" and 3rd place was won by IIT Dharwad's team "The Hacking Company".

3. Applied Research Competition: - In Applied Research Competition, students organized the CSAW Best Paper Competition and presented the accepted research papers. Judges from the awarded organizations in CSAW competition were virtually invited to evaluate the originality, relevance and accuracy of the research and awarded the top three presentations for the best research paper. In which Gargi Mitra of IIT Madras was 1st, Patanjali of IIT Madras 2nd and Kirti K. of IIT Madras has secured the third 3rd position.

Publish Date: 09 Nov 2020

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