Fly to Las Vegas on Facebook's dime

For any student who has taken or is currently enrolled in CSC 007 (Cybersecurity for Everyone) or CSC 143V (Cybersecurity for Everyone).


You don’t have to be a CS major to apply.


From Prof. Fu

We are again very excited to announce that Facebook will be offering scholarships to Black Hat and DEF CON!
Travel to the conference will be on August 5th, and we will be kicking off with a Facebook Mixer on August 6th.
Black Hat USA 2019 will be hosted August 7-8, 2019 at Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas.
DEF CON 27 will be hosted August 8-11, 2019 at Paris, Bally's, & Planet Hollywood, Las Vegas.

Please Do NOT apply if you are unsure if you can commit to the full conference. You will be taking the place of someone else who could have attended in your place, and this is NOT transferable.

All scholarship winners are chosen based on course performance, feedback from university or program, and Facebook. Winners will receive round trip domestic flight for the conference, lodging, and limited ground transportation.

To be eligible for the scholarship and remain as a scholarship recipient, you MUST:

1. Submit your form by February 17th, 2019. (Any applications past 2/17/19 may not be considered)
2. Be either of the following:
a. Currently attending the Facebook CodePath Cybersecurity Course, or will be for Spring 2019.
b. A course alumni who successfully completed the course.
3. Remain, and be in good standing in the course.
4. Be able to commit to attending the conference in full. Please make sure to check with your place of employment, or pending employment, or course professors for permission before applying.
5. Join the Facebook group that we create for this trip if selected, and be attentive to announcements and follow instructions.
6. Be okay with having roommates.
7. Understand if selected, you cannot bring a guest.
8. Understand that you will NOT be covered for extended stay. (Facebook will cover domestic travel only and will attempt to have flights from closest airport if possible and feasible)
9. Understand that you are responsible for errors made on your part, this includes any expenses incurred in correcting the mistake.
10. Understand that you are responsible for any extra hotel fees and transportation to and from personal locations.
11. Understand that Facebook has the right to revoke the scholarship at Facebook’s discretion.

To apply, please fill out the following form:

Please feel free to respond to Dr. Fu with questions.

Krishnan Pillaipakkamnatt

Professor, Chair

Computer Science

Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY 11549