BUILDS Has Qualified for CSAW Finals

Chris Woodall and Danny Cooper | 23 Sep 2013 | | news

BUILDS has qualified for the finals of NYU-Poly’s CSAW (Cyber-Security Awareness Week) Capture-The-Flag competition. This event has teams from around the world competing to solve computer security challenges.

Our team was one of the teams to qualify for finals, which are at NYU-Poly in Brooklyn, NY. The competition will take place from Thursday, November 14th to Saturday, November 16th. Qualifying teams are required to be from the US and Canada and be primarially undergraduate. For finals we will be sending the following four members: Allan Wirth (2015 Computer Science), Danny Cooper (2014 Computer Science), Andrew Mohn (2014 Math), George Silvis, III (2014 Math/Ancient Greek).

In addition, the following people participated in the qualifying round this past weekend:

Out of 1387 teams that participated in the preliminary round, we placed 26th, and out of the undergraduate teams eligible to qualify, we took 6th. BUILDS is pleased to represent Boston University in this internationally recognized competition. For more statistics you can refer to the official CSAW scoreboard.

You can find more information about the CSAW CTF competition at NYU-Poly’s website.


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Good Luck at CSAW 2013

Starting at 6:00pm on Thursday, September 19 to 6:00pm on Sunday, September 22nd BUILDS is competing in CSAW CTF 2013 Qualifiers. You can keep track of our ranking and scores on the CSAW CTF 2013 Scoreboard. This competition is 72 hours long and member of BUILDS will be in MCS B26 frequently over the next few days. If you are interested in participating you should drop in. Only undergrads are permitted to play with the main BUILDS team.

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Meeting Minutes for 2013-09-25

Notes recorded from BUILDS meeting Recorded 9/25/13