About Us

The NYU Center for Cyber Security (CCS) is an interdisciplinary research institute dedicated to training the next generation of cyber security professionals and to shaping the public discourse and policy landscape on issues of technology and security. The Center is a collaboration among NYU School of Law, NYU Tandon School of Engineering, the NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, and other NYU schools and departments. The Center has physical locations in New York City and at NYU’s campus in Abu Dhabi, as well as a network of scholars and practitioners in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and North America.

Center Initiatives

The NYU Cyber Security Center engages in a wide range of activities.

Student Scholarships. The Center is home to several scholarship programs for students committed to interdisciplinary work on cyber security that draw students from across the University. Our scholarship programs expose students to the most advanced research methods and most challenging questions of the contemporary cyber security debate.

Events. Faculty, fellows, and other members of the Center organize a wide range of events under the auspices of the Center and in partnership with other academic institutions, government agencies, and private companies. Our conferences, roundtables, workshops, and other events aim to inform the public debate about technology and security, develop professional communities around specific cyber security topics, and further advance the educational mission of NYU.

Interdisciplinary Research. Faculty, fellows, visiting professors, and others are engaged in cutting-edge research designed to advance the state of the art in cyber security.

Teaching. Faculty, fellows, and other affiliated staff of the Center tech classes on issues of technology, security, and privacy that bring interdisciplinary approaches to bear on classroom instruction.

Focus Areas

The NYU Center for Cyber Security specializes in the following substantive areas:

Cyber Governance. The Center’s work in this area aims to identify the appropriate roles and obligations of various stakeholders—including private companies and various government agencies—in the cyber security discussion. The Center examines the full spectrum of diverse cyber governance challenges, ranging from issues of technical capacity to legal regulation, including the commercial incentives that drive corporate behavior with respect to cyber security decision-making.

Cyber Crime and Cyber Security. Our work focuses on developing solutions designed to ensure the integrity of systems and to disrupt the networks of criminals that perpetrate cyber attacks. Specific problems include digital and device forensics, mapping and disrupting cyber crime networks, and detection and prevention of counterfeits. Underlying the Center’s work on these issues is consideration of evolving conceptions of privacy, and the development of legal frameworks governing the ways in which data can be collected, retained, processed, analyzed, and used.

Human Behavior. We investigate the ways in which data is generated, analyzed, and used by people and corporations, and the ways in which emerging technologies shape the debate about expectations of privacy and the use of technological systems. The Center’s work emphasizes the human aspect of governing technical systems, and has a significant transnational dimension, analyzing the ways in which divergent conceptions of privacy in different parts of the world affect the management of data by individuals and corporations.

The Center for Cyber Security presents:

Cyber Dialogues: Technology, Risk, and Governance

Monday, March 7
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Dibner Auditorium, 5 MetroTech Center
Brooklyn, New York

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  • Rajesh De, Distinguished Fellow, NYU; Mayer Brown; Former General Counsel, National Security Agency
  • Judith Germano, Senior Fellow, NYU; Adjunct Professor, NYU School of Law
  • Zachary Goldman, Executive Director, Center on Law and Security; Co-Founder Center for Cyber Security
  • Ramesh Karri, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, NYU Tandon School of Engineering; Co-Founder Center for Cyber Security
  • Nasir Memon, Professor and Department Head, Computer Science and Engineering; NYU Tandon School of Engineering; Co-Founder Center for Cyber Security
  • Randal Milch, Distinguished Fellow, NYU; Former Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Verizon Communications
  • Matthew Olsen, President, Consulting, IronNet Cybersecurity; Former Director, National Counterterrorism Center
  • Samuel Rascoff, Professor, NYU School of Law; Faculty Director, Center on Law and Security; Co-Founder Center for Cyber Security
  • Ted Schlein, General Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
  • Alex Stamos, Chief Security Officer, Facebook