SASE National Conference


In recognition of the growing needs of computer science and information technology (CS/IT), SASE developed a series of cybersecurity challenge-based events called SASEhack. This interactive event is designed to build the skills of information security enthusiasts through hands-on challenges in areas such as forensics, web exploitation, scripting, and binary reverse engineering.

SASEhack is an overnight hackathon competition between developer teams. Show off your programming and design skills in SASE’s annual hackathon. Impress 70+ top companies and attend the SASE Career Fair the following day. With $1,500 in cash prizes, you’ll have an opportunity to learn new skills, meet new people, and challenge yourself! All participants are also welcome to attend the free STEM career fair in the same building at their leisure. SASEhack is completely free and open to all college students (undergraduate or graduate)!

To signup for the 2019 SASEhack, you must complete registration through both links:

For NC registration, choose the "Undergraduate Student" or "Graduate Student" option, then choose the FREE "SASEhack Only" option on the next page  (or any of the other paid options if you would like to attend conference sessions in addition to SASEhack).

Last Year's SASEhack


 Our lead sponsor, Booz Allen Hamilton, provided Samsung Gear VR headsets for participants to develop immersive technology solutions.



 Teams also came up with smartphone- and smartwatch-related projects to show off to the judges.




 SASEhack promotes all aspects of the software project development process, including pitching your ideas and presenting them to an audience.




Winners of the 2017 SASEhack! You can find descriptions of every team's projects at