The Polytechnic Institute of New York University completed the second phase of its cyberhacking competition that began in September. The school chose winners of its 10-year-old competition and closed competing until its next round in 2014.
“We are gratified to see the growth in the high school competition—from only 400 students two years ago to 1,500 today, because that signals that our efforts are working to fill the college-bound pipeline with talented cybersecurity students,” said professor Nasir Memon, CSAW founder and head of NYU-Poly’s Computer Science and Engineering Department.
The Polytechnic Institute of New York University is teaming up with Stony Brook University to launch a high-tech storm and weather institute. The new learning center named the New York State Resilience Institute for Storms & Emergencies will be partly housed at the Brooklyn campus for NYU-Poly and the Long island Campus for Stony Brook Read More
The future of New York City and International Internet security depends on the next generation of information technology professionals, and, to prove it, more than 10,000 students gathered on the Brooklyn campus of the Polytechnic Institute of New York University last week to participate in its September Cyber Security Week competition.
The hacking competition at NYU-Poly, sponsored by social media powerhouse Facebook, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Qualcomm and a host of other companies, was designed to showcase the talent of up-and-coming IT professionals while studying issues that could potentially impact broadband security. The company sponsorships help fund the cost of student travel and expenses associated with the competition.
Applied Sciences NYC
Another billionaire just chipped in on the Applied Sciences NYC project on Roosevelt Island.
Irwin Jacobs, founder of wireless telecommunications company Qualcomm, and his wife, Joan Klein Jacobs, are shelling out $133 million for a new center to be built on the highly-anticipated engineering campus.
“This transformative gift will support the distinctive international partnership between Cornell and the Technion that is already creating a new model of graduate tech education in New York City,” said Cornell President David Skorton, in a prepared statement announcing the gift.