A Participant in the Cybersecurity Summer Faculty Program Goes on to Win NSF Career Award

August 7, 2017


Qiaoyan Yu, an associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of New Hampshire, recently received a prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award for her development of proactive methods of defending the integrity and security of chips…“While this well-deserved accomplishment is all her own,” Ramesh Karri, a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Tandon and co-founder of NYU’s Center for Cybersecurity (CCS), explained, “we also feel a sense of pride, because the time she spent here as a participant in our Summer Faculty Research and Training Program [funded by the National Science Foundation] had a deep influence on her and helped shape the course of her future work.”

Trump Hotels Hacked – Again

August 7, 2017

For the third time in three years, 14 Trump properties have had security breaches exposing customer credit card information. … “It seems very negligent that this could happen a number of times,” Justin Cappos, associate professor of systems and security at New York University, told the Washington Post. “These patterns of oversight are a huge problem.”

World’s Biggest Student-Led Cyber Security Games Expand to Israel

August 7, 2017


The world’s biggest student-run cyber security event will get even bigger this year: Cyber Security Awareness Week (CSAW), founded 14 years ago by the New York University Tandon School of Engineering, announced it will expand to Israel, which will become the fifth country to host the final rounds of competitions that test the skills of thousands of future cyber sleuths and protectors.

Protecting additive manufacturing’s digital thread

August 1, 2017

According to National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) data, counterfeit aircraft components have contributed to almost two dozen crashes since 2010…While continuously available verification enables operators and installers to weed-out illegitimate lookalike components, researchers at NYU’s Tandon School of Engineering are working on a technique to foil a 3D manufacturer or counterfeiter using stolen designs.

A First Legislative Step in the IoT Security Battle

August 4, 2017


Randal Milch, Distinguished Fellow at the Center on Law and Security at NYU School of Law and the NYU Center for Cybersecurity, comments on the Internet of Things (IoT) Cybersecurity Improvements Act of 2017:

The bill seeks to use the federal government’s purchasing power to drive much-needed cybersecurity improvements in internet-connected devices. In addition, the bill would amend the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act to encourage research on device vulnerabilities. These are important first steps in combating a large and growing menace from billions of poorly secured devices.

NYU Security Researchers at Black Hat Reveal How to Protect the Power Grid from Low-budget Attacks

July 27, 2017


…The researchers are part of the small and increasingly influential group of cybersecurity researchers at NYU exploring hardware trustworthiness and educating experts worldwide about their findings. Under the aegis of the NYU Center for Cybersecurity, faculty and student researchers at NYU Abu Dhabi and NYU Tandon are recognized as leaders in research on secure chip design and production, microchip camouflaging, encryption, crowd sourcing and sharing of attack and defense strategies, and improving the trustworthiness of the supply chain.