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An Initiative of the SysSecSysSec Consortium

What is the 10KStudents Challenge?

The goal of the 10KStudents challenge is to improve cyber security by teaching Ten Thousand University Students the basic concepts of software vulnerabilities and secure programming. The challenge will teach students that security is inherent to all steps of building an IT system – not a property that can be added in the last step of the development cycle.


We reach out to all faculty members teaching programming and/or system design courses to participate in our challenge to increase cyber security. The challenge consists of three parts/lectures of increasing difficulty, all centered around the notorious buffer overflow bug:


If you would like to be part of the challenge that will educate more than ten thousand students in cyber security join us here.                                           

  “…because several is not a number and later is not a time
The time is now and the number is 10,000