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NSA Lecture and Award Ceremony


Join the School of Cybersecurity and Privacy on Friday, April 22 to celebrate Georgia Tech winning the 2021 National Security Agency (NSA) Codebreaker Challenge. NSA senior leaders and technical professionals will be onsite to present the trophy as well as provide a research lecture, codebreaker challenge technical talk, and technical panel discussion.

Please note, registration for the lecture is separate from the tech talk and award ceremony.

Below is a schedule for Friday’s event:

Lecture: Anomaly Detection: What defines normality
within network traffic? 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

An NSA Researcher will be giving a lecture on their work studying cyber attacks. Join us at 12:30 in the Coda Atrium or virtually via Zoom. There will be a 15 minute break after the lecture.

Registration for Lecture Only:
Register for VIRTUAL Attendance
Register for IN-PERSON Attendance

Codebreaker Challenge Tech Talk & Panel: Day in the life of NSA Technical Professionals & Importance of Cybersecurity 1:45 – 2:45 p.m.

A panel of NSA experts will walk students through the technical side of working at a a national-level intelligence agency at the United States Department of Defense. There will be a 15 minute break before the awards ceremony.

Award Ceremony 3:00 – 3:15 p.m.

Georgia Tech students took first place in the 2021 NSA Codebreaker Challenge, continuing the tradition of placing in the top three every year since the competition started. Tech students, which included a large bloc from the School of Cybersecurity and Privacy, had 377 participants in the challenge and earned a total of 234,982 points.

Networking 3:15 – 4:00 p.m.

There will be an NSA recruiter and Academic Engagement staff onsite to speak with students on available opportunities.

Registration for Tech Talk, Award Ceremony, and Networking Only:
Register for VIRTUAL Attendance
Register for IN-PERSON Attendance