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CSA Cybersecurity Symposium 2021

We would like to thank all those who participated in the CSA Cybersecurity Symposium 2021! Recordings of the event are available upon request to BYU students. Look for updates on the CSA Cybersecurity Conference 2022 that will be held in January.

CSA Cybersecurity Symposium Poster

The BYU Cybersecurity Student Association is excited to announce the Cybersecurity Symposium 2021!

The keynote of the conference will be presented by Hyrum Mills, Cyber Chief Engineer at Northrop Grumman. He serves as the UtahSec President and Chairman of the Board. Mills graduated from BYU in 2002 with a B.S. in Computer Science and later received his Masters from Johns Hopkins in Security Informatics. He also earned an MBA from BYU's Marriot School of Business. "He has extensive systems and security engineering background: defining and designing systems, and developing technical specifications, policy, and processes for technical and human systems." ( Learn more about Mills and opportunities in cybersecurity during his keynote address on Friday, April 9th at 6:00PM MDT. Register for the CSA Cybersecurity Symposium to receive further details.

Student Presentations
All students are encouraged to apply to present a 10 minute talk about their interests in cybersecurity or demonstrate a cybersecurity project they are passionate about. This is a great opportunity to demonstrate your cybersecurity skills in a professional environment. Participation in this event might warrant extra credit, speak to your instructor for more information.

To participate in the conference, we ask that a presentation proposal be submitted (PDF form) to be screened before the conference. Submit a 1 page proposal in the conference registration to apply to present. A submitted proposal is not a guarantee that you will be granted a presentation spot.

Proposals will be accepted until April 7th. Presenters will be sent a verification email within two business days of their proposal submission. Further information will be shared with you as the conference approaches.

UPDATE: We are now accepting presentation proposals until April 7th!

CSA Capture the Flag Competition (CTF)
Every semester BYU CSA hosts a capture the flag competition. For winter 2021, the CTF will be integrated into the cybersecurity symposium and will be available to all students registered for the symposium. There will be challenges for all skill levels, so all students are encouraged to participate.

UPDATE: The competition will open at 8:00am on Friday, April 9th. The challenges will remain available until the Saturday symposium session. Winners of the CTF will be announced on Saturday, April 10th. Prizes will be awarded to the top participants.

HINT: Some of the flags might be revealed during presentations during the Friday/Saturday symposium.

CSA Cybersecurity Symposium Schedule (MDT)

Friday, April 9th

8:00AM - CTF Opens for all Registered Participants

6:00PM - Symposium Opening and Introduction

6:10PM - Keynote Presentation, Hyrum Mills

6:40PM - Student Presentations (10 minute blocks)

8:00PM - Symposium Adjourned until Saturday