[Dailydave] Cyber Policy Competition

Dan Guido dguido at gmail.com
Thu Sep 10 16:39:58 EDT 2015

Hey DailyDave,

I'd like to share some information about a contest that I've been
helping organize, the CSAW Cyber Policy Competition.

As has been discussed on this list before by Dan Geer [1], myself [2],
and others, there have been suggestions that the US Government should
host a bug bounty similar to the ones that many private corporations
now run. Our topic for the policy competition this year will challenge
students to explore this idea and present a workable solution for a
national bug bounty program to help secure the software that US
economic and national security interests rely upon.


Submissions must be no longer than 4 pages and are due on October 1st.
Submissions are judged by a wide variety of experts in the field (see
below). The top 5 teams will present their proposals in-person at our
NYC event in November and the top 3 teams will receive cash prizes and
have their policies implemented by NIST [3].

Judges and Organizers
* Aaron Brantly, the cyber policy fellow at the Army Cyber Institute
* Sean Brooks, a privacy engineer at NIST
* Morgan Mayhem, the director of security for the Intercept
* Angela McKay, the director for cybersecurity policy and strategy at Microsoft
* Zachary Goldman, the executive director for the Center on Law and
Security at NYU
* Brian Eschels, a current law student at NYU and the challenge lead
* and me!

Please tell all the students you know about this competition, thanks!


[1] https://lists.immunityinc.com/pipermail/dailydave/2014-October/000784.html
[2] https://lists.immunityinc.com/pipermail/dailydave/2014-November/000813.html
[3] just kidding, but who knows?

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