On September 22, 2017, NYIT is hosting the second annual Cybersecurity Hackathon in a series introducing students to cryptography through an exciting one day event that requires students to work as a team to solve clues in a high-tech scavenger hunt.
Student teams will need to break codes using various cryptographic methods and techniques using Cesar Ciphers, Transposition Ciphers, Book Ciphers, and Steganography to locate the clues that will lead them to the next clue. Teams will be judged by members of the NYIT Cybersecurity faculty.
Cryptography is the use of codes and ciphers to protect information and has been used for 1000s of years. Today, we use it as the front line between our top secret information and those who seek to attain it.
The NYIT Cybersecurity Challenge Series has been created to introduce students to real world Cybersecurity principles and techniques and to provide them with high-impact, hand-on experience before they enter the workforce.
- Manhattan participants will be in 1855 Broadway, Manhattan Library, 3rd Floor.
- Old Westbury participants will be in the ETIC, Harry Schure Hall, Room 107.