Was Your Voting Machine Hacked? Without More User-Friendly Devices, We May Not Know

November 19, 2018

The OSET Institute logged more than 900 individual reports of voting issues, according to the TrustTheVote Project’s first PollWatch campaign. But the problems weren’t the anticipated cyberattacks. Written by our Cybersecurity Service Scholar Marc Canellas.

Interdisciplinary Cyber Security Education

July 11, 2018

Interdisciplinary Cyber Security Education by Randal Milch and Nasir Memon

NIST’s National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) is a crucial step
toward remedying the Nation’s undeniable shortage of “people with the knowledge,
skills, and abilities to perform the tasks required for cybersecurity work.” Such a
workforce will include “technical and nontechnical roles that are staffed with
knowledgeable and experienced people.”

NYU Tandon and New York City Cyber Command Launch New York Cyber Fellows Master’s Degree Program

January 26, 2018

New York University Tandon School of Engineering, in partnership with New York City Cyber Command, today launched the New York Cyber Fellows, a unique, affordable online cybersecurity master’s degree program designed in conjunction with leading New York City employers to address the acute shortage of highly trained technical professionals in the city and nation.

Distinguished Fellow Judi Germano Joins Third Way Cyber Enforcement Initiative Advisory Board

October 29, 2018

Today, Third Way announced that Judi Germano, Distinguished Fellow at the NYU Center for Cybersecurity and Adjunct Professor of Law at NYU School of Law, will serve on its Cyber Enforcement Initiative Advisory Board. Germano will join a host of cybersecurity experts from both the public and private sector to provide guidance for the new project. Third Way’s Cyber Enforcement Initiative marks the first ever non-partisan public policy initiative dedicated specifically to developing and implementing a comprehensive enforcement strategy against global cyberattackers. In partnership with its distinguished Advisory Board, Third Way will seek to develop and push for policy action aimed at enhancing the government’s cyber enforcement abilities. It also aims to change the narrative around cybersecurity so there is a more robust conversation around identifying, stopping, and punishing attackers through domestic and international cooperation and not just one blaming the victims of attacks. Read Germano’s full profile and explore more information about the initiative.

Opening Arguments Begin In AT&T And Time Warner Merger Case

March 22, 2018

The telephone and Internet giant AT&T wants to buy the media conglomerate Time Warner. President Trump has opposed this $85 billion deal, and the U.S. Justice Department is in federal court to try and stop it. The opening arguments are scheduled to begin this week…. [Center for Cybersecurity Co-Chair Randy] Milch says a judgment against AT&T may well ice future corporate deals.

Car Hacking Remains a Very Real Threat as Autos Become Ever More Loaded With Tech

January 13, 2018

Automakers and suppliers are making progress in protecting vehicles from cyber attacks, but the car-hacking threat is still real and could get increasingly serious in the future when driverless vehicles begin talking to each other. … Justin Cappos, a computer science professor at New York University’s Tandon School of Engineering, said one of the more promising ways to stay ahead of hackers is through regular over-the-air software updates to fix vulnerabilities as soon as they become known.

A New Way To Track Down Bugs Could Help Save IOT

January 18, 2018

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On a clear day this summer, security researcher Ang Cui boarded a boat headed to a government biosafety facility off the northeastern tip of Long Island. … “Right now we haven’t seen much of it because there are so many IoT systems already out there with even more trivially exploitable problems like default passwords,” says Brendan Dolan-Gavitt, a software analysis and embedded device researcher at New York University [Tandon School of Engineering]. “So until those become more scarce, I wouldn’t expect attackers to expend effort.”